The story of “Offspring” involves a clan of feral savage. Think of Deliverance meets pissed off Native Americans. The reason I chose to write about this particular movie is for its depiction of the clan. This film is similar to the book in that it doesn’t shy away from anything. This is a balls-to-the-wall bloody horror spectacle. It has kids killing adults, dead babies, cannibalism and so much more. Our main characters are quite one dimensional, like cattle being led to the slaughter. But they are not annoying like a lot of horror movies. With a bigger budget a lot more talent this could be a decent flick. For example, although the story takes place in Maine, an up-close scene with a police car in the foreground is obviously from Michigan (which is where the film was shot). However, I did like how they used sound to heighten the suspense and creepiness.
The Clan members themselves which are mostly children are well played. The actors really dug into these intensely psychotic roles. The violence and gore are also quite impressive and well done. Now that we know where all the money went, you can understand why the rest of the production is quite poor. Like I mentioned before if your not a hardcore horror fanatic like myself I wouldn’t bother with this one.