Shudder plants original film The Seed beginning on March 10

- The Seed _ Key Art - Photo Credit: Shudder
- The Seed _ Key Art - Photo Credit: Shudder /

Shudder Original film The Seed will be premiering on March 10, and it sounds like a crazy horror/sci-fi dark comedy ride.

Lucy Martin (Vikings), Sophie Vavasseur (Resident Evil: Apocalypse) and Chelsea Edge (I Hate Suzie) star as social media maven Deidre,  the financially privileged Heather and normal girl Charlotte, besties who take a road trip to see a big meteor shower in the Mojave Desert.

They think it will be a great way to spend time together and hopefully, gain them some more social media followers. Instead, they end up fighting for their lives when the area is invaded by aliens.

As you can see in the trailer (see link at the bottom of this article), one of the invaders ends up in the girls’ pool, and they are at odds with one another over what to do with it.

Chelsea Edge as Charlotte  – The Seed – Photo Credit: Shudder /

Shudder has been doing a great job with their originals, particularly over the last year or so, and the social media aspect of The Seed made me think of last year’s Superhost. That one had the same blend of horror and dark humor.

Judging by the trailer, The Seed has some body horror elements to go along with the dark comedic tone. Shudder Original The Beach House, which debuted last summer,  had some body horror elements as well, although that one was definitely a more serious film.

What is that ugly / cute alien you see in the trailer for  Shudder Original The Seed?

The alien creature is a good old-fashioned practical effect, which I personally really appreciate. Think of the gremlins in the movie of the same name, and even ET; it’s a lot easier for audiences to feel a kinship with these guys when they are not created through CGI.

Shudder Original The Seed premiered at Beyond Fest, and was written and directed by Sam Walker, who had only worked on short films previously.

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