31 Days of Horror: Seed


Seed (2007)

seed-tortureSynopsis: A lot of cops died bringing psychopath Max Seed to justice, but even the electric chair couldn’t put the big man down.  Detective Matt Bishop decides “ah hell with it” and orders Seed buried, but he doesn’t stay down for long.  Soon he claws his way to the surface and sets about spreading his pain all across this small town.

Killer Scene: This might not be called the “best” scene in the film, but it is the most memorable.  In a disturbing and haunting bit of cinema, Seed slowly tortures an old woman to death with a hammer.  He starts by slowly tapping her with the instrument and gradually builds to a crescendo of bloody, powerful strikes.


skulls-35Violence: With more than a dozen dead and some pretty brutally violent scenes thrown in, Uwe Boll directs Seed with a masochists eye.  Even a hardened horror vet like myself was taken aback, namely by the Killer Scene mentioned above.

skulls-0Sex: No sexy times here, in fact, barely any females even in the film.  Which sucks.  I could have used some gratuitous nudity, but oh well.

skulls-2Scares: The movie never really aims to haunt you or jump at you, except for a little bit in the beginning.  If the film gets under your skin its that a person like Max Seed exists out there.  A person who exists only to hurt and kill and torture, with no remorse and no desire other than to see your pain.

Final Thoughts: If you’re anti-Uwe Boll, you actually missing out.  Seed is a powerful and effective film that stumbles early, but regains its footing and finishes strongly.  The kills are brutal and the violence is senseless and cruel.  This isn’t a movie you watch to have a few laughs over or drink a beer to, but rather a film that you strap yourself in for and and let it pummel you.  There are real animal corpses, which I’m not a fan of, and Boll pushes what boundaries he can, from killing old ladies to letting babies decompose on film.  If you want to go to a dark place, Seed will lead the way.

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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