Review by Jason Minton
Offspring – 2009
Lost under the Ghosthouse banner which distributed many horror films of different qualities. Offspring is a wonderful adaptation of the Jack Ketchum novel. If any horror fans don’t know Jack Ketchum, he’s a wonderful writer with many horror novels and shorts. Three highly recommended horror adaptations of Ketchum’s books include 2007’s Girl Next Door, 2009’s Offspring and it’s follow-up spinoff sequel in 2011’s The Woman. Any time I see his name attached to a film it immediately garners my attention.
In Offspring, a clan of cannibalistic humans have remained hidden from society better than Bigfoot, with only local legends about their existence. The clan has survived for over a century by keeping on the move and only hunting on the outskirts of towns. Tonight the clan moves in on an unsuspecting family who will do anything to protect their innocent baby girl.
“Baby die in shit and urine”, is a movie setting tagline of Pollyanna McIntosh in her villainess role of the clan leader the Woman. Offspring holds it’s own in a horrorland of great cannibal movies. The lower budget Offspring successfully mixes light hearted cheesiness with intense scenes of blood and gore. For anyone who missed it, if Offspring sounds like your type of horror I give it my recommendation as a little gem that got overlooked.
3 out of 5 Headless Critics