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If The Offering is truly Singapore’s first Hollywood horror film, officials might want to call a mulligan on that footnote.
Filmmaker Kelvin Tong is no stranger to scares (having directed 2005’s The Maid), but his latest thriller struggles to find individuality amidst a hodgepodge of Us influences. Entire scenes can be classified as homages to popular American haunters, where “homage” is a nice term for “egregious ripoff.” The Conjuring, The Exorcist, and a billion movies in between help shape Tong’s vision, which is nothing but a reference-fueled grab-bag of unconnected dots. If you’ve seen Any horror movie – like, ever – then you’ve probably already seen some portion of The Offering.
It all begins when Jamie (Elizabeth Rice), a young journalist, is pulled to Singapore by the death of her sister Anna (Rayann Condy). The local coroner blames suicide, but Jamie refuses to believe her sister would commit such a sin. »
- Matt Donato
It looks like May will be a somewhat busy month in regards to horror and sci-fi VOD/Digital HD releases, as we have thirteen different titles arriving before Memorial Day. Dark Sky Films is kicking things off with Adrián García Bogliano’s Scherzo Diabolico, and for those of you wanting to check out the latest from Kane Hodder, The Haunting of Alice D arrives on all digital platforms the very same day.
Scream Factory is unleashing their latest film, Bite, on VOD on May 6th, and Regression, the mystery thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, is getting released on May 10th courtesy of Starz Digital. Also, one of my favorite films from the 2015 Los Angeles Film Fest, Crush the Skull, is being released on May 17th courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures.
- Heather Wixson
An official trailer and poster have been released for Momentum Pictures’ The Offering. Set and filmed in Singapore, The Offering follows a reporter (Elizabeth Rice) on a mission to learn the truth behind her sister’s mysterious death, only to discover something sinister behind it all.
“Momentum Pictures is proud to reveal the terrifying theatrical trailer and official poster artwork to the new horror feature The Offering, coming to select U.S. theaters and VOD nationwide May 6th, 2016!
When successful reporter Jamie (Elizabeth Rice) finds out that her sister has died mysteriously, she travels to Singapore to uncover the truth. There, she discovers multiple deaths linked to her sister and must join forces with her sister’s husband (Matthew Settle) in order to defeat a demonic entity that is using new technology to complete an ancient mission.”
- Tamika Jones
Kelvin Tong's horror flick The Offering will be out in U.S. cinemas and on VOD on May 6th via Momentum Pictures. A new poster and the trailer have been passed along to us. You can watch the trailer below. When successful reporter Jamie (Elizabeth Rice) finds out that her sister has died mysteriously, she travels to Singapore to uncover the truth. There, she discovers multiple deaths linked to her sister and must join forces with her sister’s husband (Matthew Settle) in order to defeat a demonic entity that is using new technology to complete an ancient mission....
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The first official trailer for the new exorcism thriller, “The Offering” will stop you dead in your tracks as you witness a demonic entity use new technology to complete an ancient mission. Starring Matthew Settle (“Gossip Girl”) and Elizabeth Rice (“Mad Men”), a young woman starts investigating into her sister’s death, which the coroner believes was caused by self-asphyxiation. Finding other victims who had something similar happen to them, she joins forces with her sister’s husband (Settle) and finds a symbol that relates to all incidents. Also Read: MTV's 'Scream' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Reveals New Cast “The Offering” is written and. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
5 items from 2016
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