Demon Seed ★★★★½

I have a fetish where I unusually dig into late 70s paranoid psychosis thrillers. Mainly for their unchained lunacy (Exorcist II, The Manitou) but also for their unassailable 1970sness. The fashion, the furniture, the sci-fi tech. Demon Seed in particular was way ahead of its time. Not Joaquin in Her but Julie in Him only He is a rapist robot. Julie Christie is doing the lord's work in dampening some extraordinary camp into a disturbing psychodrama where the domestic home life meets future-tech perversion. I am here to pledge allegiance to the Demon Seed cult fan base. We are few (very few) but we are here to champion shockingly weird cinema when we see it.

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