YMMV / Demon Seed

  • Moral Event Horizon: Proteus is already pretty despicable enough to entrap Susan with the intent of forcefully impregnating her. But in the 1997 rewrite, he's beyond redemption once he directs the serial rapist acting as his hands to violently murder her loyal employee and force her to watch and hear the whole thing, to "discipline her".
  • Nightmare Fuel: The basic premise concerns an AI determined to create a human body for himself, with the house's occupant as the unwilling mother. And any attempt to escape is cut short when said AI controls every section of the house.
    • The 1997 rewrite adds another layer with the presence of Enos Shenk, a serial child murderer and rapist who was subjected to microchip experimentation. Using said microchips, Proteus takes him to use as a worker, leaving him in a heavily broken state. And Proteus barely manages to wrangle the sick bastard, and allows him to violently murder Susan's returning employee, to keep himself from being found out.
    • The 1997 rewrite also presents Susan's personal project Therapy, a VR session that relives her horrific childhood, in order to give her the chance to reject and fight back against her late, incestuous father.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: Until Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Demon Seed is the only film that approached the theme of an AI with an Oedipus Complex.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: You are probably more familiar with the parody of this story in one of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror specials than you are the actual book/film.