Did you ever wonder, by chance, what the Steven Spielberg SciFi Classic E.T. - The Extraterrestrial would've been like had it been directed by, say, Roger Corman? Likely, the little space critter would've been a bit hungrier -- and maybe even a bit more sensual -- and he'd say a bit more around the house than "phone home." He probably would've devoured little Gertie, tried to do the nasty with Elliot's mom, and we'd definitely seen a lot more of Dee Wallace, maybe even a nip slip here and there.
Well, if you ever had that singular thought (I doubt many of you did), then maybe this little something something called The Seed might be more your speed. Written and directed by Sam Walker (I believe this may be his big screen debut), the SciFi/Horror film screened in 2021 for audiences in attendance of the Beyond Fest. There are a few reviews from that screening available on the Information Superhighway (for those interested in knowing a bit more), but I wouldn't make too much of those rundowns as it's clearly a fairly small sample.
Here's the plot summary as provided by IMDB.com:
"What starts out as girls weekend away in the Mojave desert becomes a tale of horror, death and alien invasion."
It would appear that this one is screening exclusively on Shudder in March (I'm copying and pasting the press materials below after the trailer), so it's going to be a bit difficult to get a look at it if you're interested. Hopefully it'll expand to other platforms thereafter so that the rest of us can take a look into it as it does appear to pose some interesting scenery for those of us who like that sort of thing.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!
The Seed is produced by Shudder, Camelot Films and Hardman Pictures, in association with Lipsync Productions, AMP International, The Malta Film Commission and Ingenious Media. The film is written and directed by Sam Walker (Duck Children), while Matt Hookings, Chris Hardman and James Norrie serve as producers.