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THEY HUNT IN PACKS. THEY FEED ON FLESH. THEY PREY ON INNOCENCE. Back with a vengeance and an insatiable appetite for human flesh...THEIR TIME HAS COME AGAIN. Based on the acclaimed novel and adapted for the screen by best-selling author Jack Ketchum, OFFSPRING follows the survivors of a brutal flesh-eating clan that has resurfaced in the once sleepy town of Dead River, Maine. The locals are in for a rude awakening when they realize it's the same pack that the sheriff thought he'd killed off a decade ago. Just when they thought the nightmare was over, theyre about to discover that the fight for their lives has only just begun.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.04 Ounces
- Item model number : Relay time: 94min
- Director : Andrew van den Houten
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 19 minutes
- Release date : October 6, 2009
- Actors : Stephen Grey, Art Hindle, Pollyana McIntosh, Tommy Nelson
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English
- Studio : Artisan / Lionsgate
- ASIN : B002I41KL4
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #92,363 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I guess it just depends on their culture. Anyway, this movie kept me watching. The cave woman is very hot especially when she drinks men's blood. Like Vampirella. I recall some primitive people do eat other tribes, so I guess we are just another tribe to attack. Better than 'woman' which is the sequel. I feel like reading the book.
Not every horror film need be heavy stuff. Sometimes, a genre fan appreciates subtlety. But, sometimes, a habitual horror viewer wants something original, and he further wants that original thing to go somewhere unsafe such as The Devil's Rejects or The Exorcist does. Offspring is art that dares depart the grid. Offspring shocks its audience, and the film takes huge risks. For example, child characters both kill and die graphically on-camera in this film. A movie-watcher does not see that cinematic taboo broken often. And, Offspring offers plenty more extreme horror.
Furthermore, Offspring does something that not every genre piece does. Not every direct-to-video work does this. Offspring takes the time and care to create sympathetic characters. A viewer is much more sickened and horrified for seeing likeable characters tormented. These victims are not especially stereotypes, and most do not deserve their fate. Compliments to the film-makers.
Potential buyers should know also that Offspring originates from a Jack Ketchum novel. So if you like Ketchum, you should like Ghost House's Offspring.
On the other hand this movie depicts a similar idea that I've often thought might be interesting. That is "just how primitive and wild were our early ancestors?" Don't hold back, how wild were they? How wild did they have to be to survive? When you fight up close with your prey and opponents, and you are using stone tools and weapons, it gets gritty! What would an average day be like. Okay, that might should be a separate movie!
And the second problem was the directing of the "cave people." As stated, I have not read the book, so I don't know exactly how they are worked-in, in the book (or even if they are explained any more than in the movie). But in the movie there is a sort of (my interpretation) interesting depiction (well for folks who are not too put-off by the gore), of the wild, caveman cannibal, meeting the twenty-first century, middle class family. What would you do if you suddenly met a wild early ancestor, who was ready to serve you raw, to his family for dinner? It just wasn't exactly directed that way. Was not to, more in keeping with the book?
And lastly the movie is a laugh (again, if you are not to put-off by such things). In a similar way as last century's "B-movies!" There is a little bit of comic relief built into the movie. And the plot (what plot can be discerned) openly invites the viewer to not take the picture to seriously! Laugh darn it! Laugh! That's all I got!
Although, the special effects are great and the acting is fair, 'Offspring' lost me with its cannibals. The reason why that is is because I find it hard to picture cannibals looking and behaving like cavemen in modern day America. There are more flaws that connect to this but it is this one that really gets to me. haha. Again, I'm unaware of the novel but for this film, I'm thinking these nomadic cannibals should of had a much more modern approach. Pretty much the same image of what Near Dark did to vampires should of been done with these cannibals! Wait, buy doing that, it would of been an entirely different flick. I don't know; I'm confused. haha. The flick also lacked in scenery. I would of loved to have seen more of the forest and coastline. Little background was shot. However, the ending is great! I loved the ending! To me the ending is the reward besides seeing some splatter action. All and all, not a bad flick that I wouldn't mind watching again later on. Oh, and I love the cover art for this flick!