The Seed (2021) is a science-fiction horror-comedy where what starts out as a girls’ weekend away from the big city to watch a meteor shower becomes a tale of horror, death, and alien invasion.
In the movie, lifelong friends Deidre, Heather, and Charlotte are finally getting some time away together, using the upcoming meteor shower to gather more followers for their social media channels. But what starts out as a girls’ getaway in the Mojave Desert descends into a battle for survival with the arrival of an invasive alien force whose air of mystery soon proves to be alluring and irresistible to them. Before long the situation devolves into a battle to the death, where the stakes have galaxy-wide implications.
This is the debut feature film of writer and director Sam Walker after awards-winner short film Duck Children (2001) and being part of the Fantasia Film Festival anthology compilation Small Gauge Trauma (2006) which also included the works of filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer (2009), The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013), Let the Corpses Tan (2017)), Paco Plaza ([REC] (2007), [Rec]² (2009), Verónica (2017)), and Miguel Ángel Vivas (Secuestrados (2010)), Extinction (2015), Inside (2016)).
The main cast for The Seed (2021) is formed by Lucy Martin, Sophie Vavasseur, and Chelsea Edge, with the participation of Anthony Edridge, Jamie Wittebrood, and Shirley Barchou Pisani.
The movie had its world premiere at Beyond Fest on October 5, 2021. Shudder has the distribution rights and has scheduled it for a release on its platform on March 10, 2022. In advance of its release, an exclusive clip has been shared and you can watch it here.
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Watch the official trailer for The Seed (2021).