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Offspring (2009)

Against the backdrop of grisly murders and child abductions, a clan of cannibalistic savages which plague the North-east Coast since 1858, is after an unsuspecting family and their innocent baby girl. Do they have what it takes to survive?

Writers:

Jack Ketchum (screenplay), Jack Ketchum (based upon the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Butler ... Eartheater
Kelly Carey Kelly Carey ... Loreen Kaltsas
Holter Graham ... Vic Manetti
T.J. Graye T.J. Graye ... Gloria
Stephen Grey Stephen Grey ... First Stolen
Amy Hargreaves ... Amy Halbard
Art Hindle ... George Chandler
Erick Kastel Erick Kastel ... Stephen Carey
John Kochaney John Kochaney ... Cave Baby (as John Kochahney)
Matt Larkin Matt Larkin ... Cop #1
Daniel Lemieux Daniel Lemieux ... Cop #2
Spencer List ... Rabbit
Jack Ketchum Jack Ketchum ... Max Joseph (as Dallas Mayr)
Pollyanna McIntosh ... Woman
Scott Mellema Scott Mellema ... Detective
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Storyline

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. Written by MODERNCINÉ STAFF

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Taglines:

They'll Lust for your Life.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, disturbing situations, language, nudity and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At least one of the cannibals in this movie is really a vegetarian. See more »

Goofs

Although the setting is to be around Dead River, Maine (the characters point out the region around Machias), the scene where the police and former policeman/investigator George are discussing the whereabouts of the killers, the police cars in the scene are a sheriff's vehicle and a clearly marked Michigan police car - complete with the lower and upper peninsulas displayed on the front quarter panel. See more »

Quotes

The Woman: Bad hunt. We are cursed! Baby powerful. Baby life! Life release through blood. Only blood! Blood give us power. No blood take our power. Baby die in shit and urine!
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Connections

References Flaming Star (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and My Horse
Music by Ryan Shore
Lyrics by Andrew van den Houten
Performed by Andrew van den Houten and Ryan Shore
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Cannibals, killer children, Female leader
18 October 2009 | by darleneshadowSee all my reviews

This is about a primitive family of people that are cannibals and live like cavemen. It could have been a real steaming pile and that is what I expected, but it was really good! There is LOTS OF GORE so it that isn't what your in the mood for, then pass on this one. I was really impressed with the special effects and they had a great cast! These people actually knew how to act which is rare in horror films. The hero in this story is actually a young, preadolescent boy. The antagonist lead is played by a woman. Those 2 things alone make this unique enough to kept me interested throughout the film. I also love that they weren't afraid to make the children killers or to kill them. As a horror movie it DEFINITELY deserves better than a 5. I have seen some real crap in the horror genre that was rated a 5. I wish that people that don't like the genre at all would just QUIT VOTING!! It isn't fair to true fans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Offspring See more »

Filming Locations:

Muskegon, Michigan, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Modernciné See more »
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| (European Film Market)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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