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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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Sown in vulgarity - Harvested in hate - Sins of the parents live on in ... Seeds of Sin 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

Claris Manning: Do you know how many letters I've gotten about you?
Buster: I don't know what you're talking about.
Claris Manning: Like hell you don't!
[she picks up a stack of letters and throws them on the floor]
Claris Manning: Would you care to read some? They're very intresting.
Buster: I don't want to see them.
Claris Manning: Of course you don't! They're not very nice to look at! I've gotten at least three for every year you've been away!
Buster: You wouldn't have gotten them if you hadn't sent me away.
Claris Manning: The best thing I ever did was send you to military school and out of my life! ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Edited into Twisted Sex Vol. 17 (1998) See more »

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Surprisingly good! Miles better than Blood Rites...
20 October 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

I saw this film as it was the second feature on a disc containing the previously banned Video Nasty 'Blood Rites'. As Blood Rites was entirely awful, I really wasn't expecting much from this film; but actually, it would seem that trash director Andy Milligan has outdone himself this time as Seeds of Sin tops Blood Rites in style and stands tall as a more than adequate slice of sick sixties sexploitation. The plot is actually quite similar to Blood Rites, as we focus on a dysfunctional family unit, and of course; there is an inheritance at stake. The film is shot in black and white, and the look and feel of it reminded me a lot of the trash classic 'The Curious Dr Humpp'. There's barely any gore on display, and the director seems keener to focus on sex, with themes of incest and hatred seeping through. The acting is typically trashy, but most of the women get to appear nude at some point and despite a poor reputation, director Andy Milligan actually seems to have an eye for this sort of thing, as many of the sequences in this film are actually quite beautiful. The plot is paper thin, and most of the film is filler; but the music is catchy, and the director also does a surprisingly good job with the sex scenes themselves, as most are somewhat erotic. Overall, this is not a great film; but it's likely to appeal to the cult fan, and gets a much higher recommendation than the better known and lower quality 'Blood Rites'.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$12,500 (estimated)
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Aquarian Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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