seedpeople is a 1992 american science fiction horror comedy film directed by peter horton. the film stars pamela lee andy garcia as a small town sheriff and a scientist who have to deal with the titular seedpeople, aliens who take over the bodies of human beings in order to reproduce.
The film is set in the small town of Santa Mira, California. The town is beset by a strange phenomenon: people are becoming possessed by an unknown force and behaving erratically. The sheriff (Andy Garcia) and a scientist (Pamela Lee) team up to investigate the cause, which they discover is a group of aliens who are using the townspeople to reproduce.
Seed People is a Full Moon movie made back in the days when Full Moon knew how to churn out b-movie classics. It has the charm that you’d expect from a top quality, early 90’s b-movie. The gore is light, there’s nothing gruesome to be seen, in fact you could argue that it’s probably a good quality family movie, granted a dark one at that. The movie is also light on scares, there’s nothing really scary whatsoever, granted there are some creepy moments but nothing spine tingling.
The acting quality is reasonable, nothing crap but nothing special. I suppose particular mention should go out to Bernard Kates who’s performance of the kooky, wacky Doc Roller is probably the best in the movie. Sadly we don’t get to see as much of the monsters as I’d like, but, whats there is done decently. The special effects are decent for an early 90’s movie but in comparison to a lot of modern b-movies i guess they look a bit dated. Quite frankly that shouldn’t be a problem for most seasoned horror/sci-fi fans.Watching this movie again after so many years, it doesn’t seem as fast paced as i remember it, sure it’s not cripplingly slow but it seems quite dated with regards to pacing.
It’s difficult to not be reminded of Invasion of the Body Snatchers with this movie, it has a very similar story with regards to plants taking over human bodies / form. Now i wouldn’t say Seed People is anywhere as good as Invasion of the Body Snatchers but it is a decent flick well worth a watch if you ever get the chance. So, thumbs up here. Good flick for mature kids of even adults to enjoy alike, I would say.
The film is a mix of genres, including science fiction, horror, and comedy. The seedpeople are both creepy and humorous, and the film does a good job of balancing the two elements. The acting is also good, particularly from Garcia and Lee.
Overall, seedpeople is an enjoyable film that is sure to please fans of all three genres.
Seedpeople is a 1992 American science fiction horror film written, directed, and edited by Peter Manoogian and starring Claude Akins, Lindsay Duncan, and John Byner. The film follows a small town that is overrun by plants and vegetables that have come to life and are killing the townspeople.
The film opens with a group of teens in a car driving down a road in the middle of nowhere. They are heading to a party at the home of their friend, Mike (Claude Akins). As they drive, they hit something in the road, and their car becomes disabled. They are then attacked by plants and vegetables that have come to life and are trying to kill them.
The teens manage to make it to Mike’s house, where they find that he and his family have been killed by the plants. The group then tries to find a way out of the town, but the plants are everywhere, and they are constantly under attack.
One of the teens, Amy (Lindsay Duncan), is bitten by a plant, and she begins to change. She starts growing vines out of her body, and she becomes more plant-like. The group tries to find a way to help her, but she eventually turns into a plant monster and attacks them.
The group is eventually able to make it out of the town, and they find that the whole world has been taken over by the plants. They are the only ones left, and they must find a way to survive in a world that is now ruled by plants.
Director: Peter Manoogian
Writers: Charles Band, Jackson Barr
Actors: Sam Hennings, Andrea Roth, Holly Fields, Sonny Carl Davis
Release Year: 1992