Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MOVIE NEWS: Offspring

Oh. My. God. I have never been so excited for a movie in my life. They have finally made Jack Ketchum's Offspring into a film. I don't know why they chose Offspring, which is a sequel, instead of the first book Off Season, but it was a good book as well. If I could pick one book to make into a movie it would be Off Season or Offspring by Jack Ketchum. And now it's actually happening! It will be released on DVD on October 6. I can't wait! Here's what it's about:

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 subplot involving Claire's despicable husband, Steven, gives an opportunity to cleverly compare predatory civilized folk to the appetite-driven primitives.

Here's the trailer:

7 comments:

venoms5 said...

I rented this a few weeks back and thought it was okay. I liked it, but it was rather amateurish compared to other Ketchum movies like THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and THE LOST. I did a review for it, but have been lazy about posting it. I haven't seen RED yet, btw.

Melissa Helwig said...

I still haven't seen Offspring yet. I lost my interest because of all the negative reviews I read. And now that you say it was amateurish, I want to see it even less. But I'll probably check it out eventually.

Red is really good. Probably my favourite Ketchum movie.

venoms5 said...

I'll probably post my review for it some time this evening if I get around to it. Art Hindle from the original BLACK CHRISTMAS is in it, so that was a plus. It's very gory and violent. There's a lot of violence committed by and towards children. It's at least worth a rent I'd say.

Fornikate said...

Watch it!

I enjoyed it even if it was bad.

Melissa Helwig said...

Okay, I'll watch it and review it so you can see what I thought.

TheGirlWhoLovesHorror said...

Frankly, ALL of Ketchum's movies that I've seen have been amateurish. I want to see a serious big budget adaption of his works, because he f-ing deserves it.

Melissa Helwig said...

I've only seen Red and The Girl Next Door. I thought Red was pretty good, but I felt kind of meh about The Girl Next Door. Yeah, I agree. His books are so amazing, they could be made into such awesome movies.