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Plot: Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A ... Runtime: 100 mins Release Date: 28 Aug 2009
Genuine psychological horror in art-abattoir sheepskin! Wonderful! (by star-l-jameson)
Why oh why is Jack Ketchum so disturbing? When you think about it, it's not necessarily the content. There is torture porn galore out there so extreme it makes "The Girl Next Door" seem tame. But that film, I argue, is anything but torture porn. Why is "Red" so believable? How is it is such an empathetic film? Why is it that "The Lost" manages to be absorbing whilst repulsive, what is it about the charisma of murderer that fascinates us? Mr Ketchum leaves us in moral grey area, a haze of context and emotion, or the lack thereof. This is why he works. There is <more>
often little justification and nor does it challenge you to seek the need for it. "Why" it has often said, is the death of art. The same can be said for "Offspring" the fourth Ketchum adaptation to make it to the screen.And is it any good? Yes. In fact. It's really, really good. As we all know, this is the adaptation of a sequel to a novel that has its rights caught in a web of frustrating development. It is also in a genre that since its publication has become quite familiar and to be honest, often ho- hum and repetitious. With all this said, I can honestly say that I have never seen a horror film like "Offspring" and it certainly feels and sounds like none of the films it may be compared to "Wrong Turn", "The Hills Have Eyes" etc . It is unique, anti-Hollywood, violently Independent and starkly unjustified. Scenes are incongruous to expectation- where you think there should be music there is stark silence, where there should be answers there are only questions. "Offspring" is very unsettling. The minimalist score reminded me of "Cannibal Holocoust", a discordant mix of natural bone rattles and synthetic stings which encapsulate beautifully the arena in which this film takes place: a bloody battleground where primitive vs civilization, past vs present, male vs female, youth vs age, youth vs youth and extinction vs future. The film does not flow, it grinds. You are literally caught in the wheels of these juxtapositions and you are so utterly alone. The film itself, I would not call scary in the traditional sense. There are no cheap scares. It is however intimidating. Some criticism has been made towards the look of the cannibal family. I have nothing to complain about. They are a perfect mix of Peter Pan "Lost Boys" and cavemen; and a truer description of their lives could not be made. Ketchum wrote the script and it bares many of his trademarks; the first and most major being his insane ability to create characters both good and evil with fleeting speed most likely a trade he honed under Robert Bloch's tutelage . The performances, for the most part, are good. There are a couple of bad readings, but certainly nothing to complain about. Like Stephen King, a lot of Ketchum's dialogue is hard to deliver and for the most part, these guys do a great job. Some will wonder about the gore. Is it violent? Yes. Horrifically so. But do not expect safe gore. Do not expect "Hostel" style catharsis. The violence is as titillating as surgery. The film is directed and shot in such a way that defies convention. The pacing is off in every action sequence. Scenes shot in wide that you would expect to be in close-up and again, silence where there should be screams. "Offspring" is not an adventure, it is an experience. Some will not like it. Some will need neat Hollywood endings, characters that come out of the horror fugue state known as shock and complete the projected arc you expect them to travel. But this is Ketchum, things are not so simple or predictable. There is redemption through the dark, even hope as there is in all of Ketchum's work , but it is a clouded and overcast outlook. And deliberately off-beat, off-kilter and idiosyncratic. Unflinching, violent and cerebral. This is a challenging work that deserves to be seen. By no way is it perfect, but it is so much better than nearly all horror fodder today. This is the real deal. It is ugly and unsentimental, coarse and unrelentingly raw. This is what horror used to be like before it all went to hell in a basket of remakes and imitations. Jack Ketchum is the resurrection of the naughty gossip from the annals of the 80's video nasties. "Offspring" is why. Ketchum is a new-age provocateur and is one of very few people challenging taboos in creative ways. Well-done Andrew van den Houten for crafting such a work with integrity to the genre and the book. Anything less would be a disappointment. Not for all tastes. It's almost art-house or should I say art-abattoir? A brilliant film. See it!
Ketchum is the man! And this movie is why... (by aaron-w-dries)
Very minor spoilers follow.It's interesting when you read a book and hear that there is going to be a film adaptation And then you see it and it is nothing like the way you imagined but in some bizarre way manages to surpass that original bud of expectation. This was exactly my experience with the latest Jack Ketchum adaptation, "Offspring" as directed by Andrew van den Houten. The film features a band of characters, some good and innocent and others haunted and despicable- pitched against a family of gypsy cannibals who after some nomadic years, have returned home to play <more>
with the bones from their last encounter and find themselves some fresh meat. It is a sliver of a much larger mythology and it works! In an existential, ultra-realistic way. One of the great things about this movie is the way it is so unlike other films within its genre. It is not as morally black and white as "The Hills Have Eyes" remake and is not as preposterous and desperate as the "Wrong Turn" series, it is very much it's own entity. And there is energy here as well. I think a lot of the impact comes through the score, or the lack thereof. It reminded me at times of the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"- semi electronic and natural at the same time. However the greatest examples of the score in this film, are moments of utter, dissolute silence. The opening murder sequence is among the most chilling I have seen in some time. The directing of this film is sure-handed and deliberate. Scenes are incongruous to the genre, sequences do not build as you expect them to, rather rush at you with dangerous ferocity. Andrew van den Houten understands something that I have always suspected works best in real-horror films, if it is going to be real- and reality will lead to fear- then it must be projected in a manner that is challenging, detached of convention and almost comical. It is a complicated balance. For example: there is a sequence featuring a mother holding a baby and her son running through the woods. We know she is being chased, and any other filmmaker would have garnished the audience with "I'm trying to create suspense by being predictable" POV-stalker shots from the perspective of the hunter. We do not get this, instead we get and abrupt reveal bereft of flourish or "boo" music stings. The violence is depicted in a refreshing 'take it or leave it' manner. The intent is not to make the audience jump, but to shock them. Real shock is not an audience's ability to be manipulated by film convention, shock comes from a place of reality. The film is often detached as a consequence, but that allow it's subliminal messages to rise to the surface: rhetoric questions about the nature of good and innocence, violence and consequence. All of Ketchum's work is about the destruction of families- and here we meet two: one, the power of white and the other, dark. Yet in each there are qualities of the other. Another interesting diversion from the norm is that the cannibal family talks to one another. This dialog gives brief and often scary glimpses into their lives. They speak a Gaelic tongue in New England, suggesting a larger heritage. The cannibals have names ie: First Stolen , which lead us to conclude how they became part of the family. There is also the wonderful character known as "Cow", an insane man manacled in chains, his purpose in life to provide the women with children. It is implied that he is no longer able to do this and as a result the family is in search of future offspring, a search that has them leaving the cave and heading into town Ultimately this is a movie about sustaining race and the question as to if that race is even worth saving. Is a child corrupt because they know only violence? Or is that normal? Are values skewered by experience? It's a film about who made who and why made why. It's challenging but no more challenging than the techniques used to convey it. I suspect that some will not like this film, may even find it flat. I think this will happen because this is not an independent film trying to be Hollywood ie: "Wrong Turn" , nor a Hollywood film trying to be independent ie: "The Hills Have Eyes" , it is only itself and it understands what it is and what it is trying to say without exceeding the limited budget and making use of the best they have which is all they need . It is not a "cool" horror film ie: "Scream" and it does not aim to hook you in with a simplistic, brand name villain as featured in the recent "The Hills Run Red" . It is pure Ketchum: unsympathetic and brutally honest. It is strikingly independent, in code and conduct and for this it should be applauded because really, these films don't exist any more. The performances for the most part are good especially Pollyanna McIntosh and Erick Kastel but don't expect all threads to meet; the film is deliberately unconventional. Don't expect a stupid movie, it's just too plain intelligent for that. Don't expect cheap scares, there is integrity wound through every plot device and act of violence. Don't expect a roller-coaster ride, expect a trip through the woods without a flashlight and knowing that at any moment someone may jump out at you. Expect a breath of fresh air in a market of predictable trash and bastardized remakes. If only all horror was as good as this.
The Prequel To Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum's The Woman!!! (by drahulrajjsd)
Today is Ms. Pollyanna McIntosh's Birthday March 15 , so by celebrating I watched one of her films which Is the adaptation from Master Of Horror Jack Ketchum's novel and he also wrote the screenplay for this film. Directed by Andrew Van Den Houten and great special effects by Anthony Pepe. The Woman played by Pollyanna has the looks of Pocahontas but in a hellish way which I loved. I also loved the performance by Erick Kastel, the guy is simply good, the hitcher scene and the kids were awesome too playing an insane group of flesh eaters. This is one intense, disturbing gory cannibal <more>
A lot better than expected (by kannibalcorpsegrinder)
When a family finds themselves under attack and eventually kidnapped by a gang of cannibalistic children and taken back to mate with, the local police force and several friends of theirs who escaped must help rescue them before they become food for the group.This was quite an exciting and enjoyable effort with a ton of great features. Among the better elements with this one is the rather demented feeling on display here which is due to the sheer, utter brutality found with the cannibal tribe. Fleshed out to a greater degree than most other tribes of this kind, that allows for scenes like the <more>
first visit to their lair where we get to see their social structure as well as how they're going to go about on their plans as well as their overall appearance during the majority of the attacks in here really makes them quite shocking and chilling. That behavior is really helped out here with the fact that there's plenty of dark, thrilling scenes here that not only spell out the group's strange behavior but also manages to feature a lot of really disturbing and brutal attacks. This starts off with the absolutely fantastic opening attack on the couple in the house as the clan visibly and quite nicely goes after them throughout while the relentless attacks and stalking about the house leads to great action as chaos makes this incredibly fun which leads into the fun car attack outside to end this great scene. Likewise, the scenes in the woods as they're watching the group through the forest before the tense brawl and central abduction while other big scenes include the beach- walk ambush, a great encounter along one of the dirt-roads and finally the outstanding brawl in the tree-house for the finale which is great fun as well. The centerpiece of it all, though, is clearly the big encounter in the lair as a second sequence inside goes above and beyond by ramping up the gore with the eaten body-parts strewn all over the place and the beat-down of the friend, the encounters with the husband to try to get her out and the overall demented air about the scene which carries through from the rest of the film which makes this one so enjoyable. That attitude, along with the brutal and utterly bloody kills and the rampant nudity make this one so good that it holds off the few flaws in here. The biggest issue here is the sheer confusion regarding the tribe, as this one has no real purpose for them to there as the randomness of the attacks just seems so arbitrary and disorganized that there's more confusion rationalizing everything than there really should be. Even more confusing is their past history which seems to be non- definitive about how they came to be and where they came from, how they came to be cannibals and how they learned their weaponry tactics. The only other problem factor is the lame family drama in the first half which really hurts the overall pace in those scenes.Rated R: Extreme Graphic Violence, Full Nudity, Graphic Language, a Rape and children-in-jeopardy including threatening actions towards infants.
Superb Horror Film Which Serves As Important Cautionary Tale (by jlthornb51)
From visionary director Andrew Van den Houten comes this horrific tale of a generations old cannibal tribe practicing their perversion on U.S. soil. A feral, flesh eating group of savages run rampant in the woods of the Northeast and civilized people find themselves fighting for their very lives. While this is indeed a horror film, Van den Houten treats his subject with sensitivity and respect. The butchering hordes are also not depicted as stereotypical cannibals but a lost clan of misguided individuals enslaved to a cultural that was inherited, not chosen. This is a disturbing motion <more>
picture due to the subject matter and it necessarily contains haunting imagery of incredible power. However, it is far more than simply an experiment in terror and serves as a insightful social analysis of a problem that continues to plague the North American continents. Seldom is cannibalism confronted directly and with the brutal veracity employed in this stunning movie. As such, it is an vital wake-up call regarding one of our society's most deeply kept secrets. It is an issue which authorities choose to ignore but one that this film demonstrates must be dealt with before civilization as we know it ceases to exist in the United States and Canada.
This is about a primitive family of people that are cannibals and live like cavemen. It could have been a real steaming pile and that is what I expected, but it was really good! There is LOTS OF GORE so it that isn't what your in the mood for, then pass on this one. I was really impressed with the special effects and they had a great cast! These people actually knew how to act which is rare in horror films. The hero in this story is actually a young, preadolescent boy. The antagonist lead is played by a woman. Those 2 things alone make this unique enough to kept me interested throughout <more>
the film. I also love that they weren't afraid to make the children killers or to kill them. As a horror movie it DEFINITELY deserves better than a 5. I have seen some real crap in the horror genre that was rated a 5. I wish that people that don't like the genre at all would just QUIT VOTING!! It isn't fair to true fans.
Cannibalistic gore and violence. (by HumanoidOfFlesh)
"Offspring" is based on Jack Ketchum's sequel to his gruesome novel "Off-Season".It tells the story of a cave-dwelling clan of cannibals who prey for human flesh and babies along the rural Maine coastline.Years after foiling the clan's first rampage veteran cop George Peters suspects a cannibal resurgence after the discovery of a pair of slaughtered corpses.Then the family with a small baby is attacked and the fight for survival begins...Very bloody and faithful adaptation of "Offspring" with the script written by Jack Ketchum.It's loaded with graphic <more>
violence and gore including disembowellings,brain removals and even genital chewing.The villains are corny,the torture scene is quite nasty and there is even a small cameo by Jack Ketchum."Offspring" is not as good as "Red" or "The Lost",but it's more gory and violent.8 out of 10.
Fun Romp in Low Budget Smut Land (by FightOwensFight)
To say this film is brilliant would probably send shivers through pretentious movie reviewers across the internet. No, its obvious from the very beginning of this film, 'Offspring' is not for everybody. So who is for, you ask... Well the answer is simple - Hardcore Horror fans, B-Movie lovers, & fans of old Exploitation and Smut films from decades past will LOVE 'Offspring'! To those of us who fall into those fore-mentioned categories, yes this one is a brilliant & fun romp in low budget smut land! As most of us smut-lovers know, acting is not a necessary quality when <more>
it comes to this type of film and well it shows. However, there is a particular 'offspring' that really conveys the correct dosage of fear through the screen; Pollyanna McIntosh who plays 'The Woman' gives us a genuinely creepy portrayal of the leader of these fictitious flesh eating feral humans.Gore factor is very much in effect and proves to be the centerpiece of 'Offspring'. That's right... plenty of blood, entrails, cannibalism, and gore filled moments to wince to. And don't forget the dead babies in plastic bags, makeshift soda can grills used for chomping skin, 'It's Alive' type baby drinking milk from a grossed out prisoner, and the ultimate 8 year old face off to the death...For all you B-Movie Conniseurs, 'Offspring' is the s**t! You'll laugh, you'll jump, and you will definitely wince!