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Seeds of Sin (1968)

Seeds (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | December 1968 (USA)
An angry and alcoholic matriarch tyrannizes her spoiled, grown-up, children during an unwanted family get-together, where someone begins killing them one by one.

Director:

Andy Milligan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers ... Claris / Mother
Candy Hammond Candy Hammond ... Carol / youngest Daughter
Anthony Moscini Anthony Moscini ... Michael / Son (as Robert Service)
Lucy Silvay Lucy Silvay ... Margaret / eldest daughter (as Helena Velos)
Neil Flanagan Neil Flanagan ... Matthew / Son
Gene Connolly Gene Connolly ... Buster / youngest son (as Gene Connelly)
David Hazard David Hazard ... Drew / Buster's gay lover
Eileen Hayes Eileen Hayes ... Susan / Michael's wife (as Eileen Haves)
Patricia Dillon Patricia Dillon ... Jessica / servant (as Pauline Ramsey)
Jonathan East Jonathan East ... Peter / servant
Jesse Bigelow Jesse Bigelow ... Mortimer / Caretaker
Jerry Cortez ... Jonathan / Margaret's boyfrieng
Paul Eden Paul Eden ... Dr. Kram
Rita Benning Rita Benning ... Miss Bundy
Magie Dominic Magie Dominic ... Bonita (as Maggie Dominic)
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Claris Manning is an alcoholic invalid who tyrannizes her children when her youngest daughter, Carol, invites her family to spend a Christmas week together. They include Matthew, a crackpot clergyman; Michael, a misogynist businessman whom is sexually attracted to Carol, but abusive to his wife Susan; Margaret, the eldest daughter, whom is currently dating a local tough named Jonathan; and Buster, the youngest son from a military school whom brings over his gay lover Drew. Meanwhile, the two live-in servants, Peter and Jessica, plot to kill Mrs. Manning to gain her money for themselves. But an unseen killer soon begins killing off all the characters present for their debauched lifestyles they have led to since leaving the household. Written by matt-282

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Sowed in incest! Harvested in hate! See more »

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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An alternative version of the film re-titled "Seeds of Sin" contains multiple edits and sex inserts added by the film's theatrical distributor. See more »

Quotes

Carol: You don't know about Buster, do you?
Michael: Know what?
Carol: He's been thrown out of every school on the east coast. He's a thief, pervert, a liar and a queer. You didn't know all that, did you?
Michael: I guess I really don't care.
Carol: That's what I like about you, Michael. You've always been very honest. May I be honest with you?
Michael: Why not? Go on.
Carol: You didn't love Susan, did you?
Michael: [short pause] No.
Carol: Why did you marry her?
Michael: She became pregnant. I thought it was mine and I married her.
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Alternate Versions

Originally released as Seeds in 1968 by Harrington Film Distributing Corporation and Aquarius Productions, Inc., Seeds was later re-issued in the 1970's as Seeds of Sin by Aquarius. Some sequences were edited out of the re-issue version and had porno footage added in. The original negative of Seeds is now considered to be lost. Something Weird Video has issued the Seeds of Sin re-issue version on video that was restored from a 35mm negative. However, Something Weird Video has the unfinished trailer of Seeds that has some of the sequences that were edited out of the Seeds of Sin re-issue. See more »

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Rough around the edges, but interesting nonetheless
11 February 2002 | by MikeJackKearneySee all my reviews

Say what you want about Andy Milligan - but if his family was even 10% as deranged as the one in this film, well then I guess he could have turned out worse. Unfortunately, the video print of this film contains sex scene inserts originally shot by the distributor to boost the picture's box office appeal. Several times during the film Milligan's ugly camerawork and silent film music abruptly ends, and suddenly good-looking stand-ins for Milligan's homely actors take over and start doing it to psychedelic 60's guitar rock. It's pretty easy to fast-forward through if you're trying to pay attention to Milligan's original film, which, unfortunately, is missing quite a bit of action that was cut to make room for the added sex scenes. What remains, however, is still compelling stuff. I don't think I've ever seen a more hateful mother in any film before.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seeds of Sin See more »

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Budget:

$12,500 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Aquarian Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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