Starring: Jessica Butler, Kelly Carey, Holter Graha
I went out and decided to see Offspring after finishing the Off Season, a novel written by Jack Ketchum, who in turn had written the book this film was based on, just to see if the it will live up to the books' signature splatterpunk notoriety.
Our opening act? Some guy burning the midnight oil working on some animation while his wife and baby daughter are asleep upstairs gets a strange sighting of a raggedy girl dropping a flower on his front lawn; at the same night, a drunken single mother drove home only to find the lights are still open, the kitchen a mess, the babysitter hacked and disemboweled by kids wearing cavemen outfit and her baby dead inside a plastic bag, before biting the big one herself as one of the kids attacks her with a hatchet.
Strange, and yet gory. I shall continue.
The murder soon sets off an ex-cop to handle over the case, seeing that he had seen the likes of this before. Apparently, the culprit is a clan of cannibalistic cave dwellers whose laughable outfit animal skin and homegrown culture of blood and mayhem had been terrorizing the town for many years, which now targets the Halbards, the local married couple we saw in the opening, the next night, breaking into their house and begins to slaughter the husband, tries to rape the wife for breeding and chases after their house guests, Claire, her young son Luke and the Halbard's infant daughter deep into the woods.
There's also the case of Claire's psychotic soon-to-be-ex-husband driving all the way to find her, but with the bloodthirsty killers hot on everybody's trail, who shall live or die is a matter most complicated and insane.
|a family that preys together|