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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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The instincts for survival drives them. To breed, to hunt, to kill, to eat. See more »

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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

The film has a sequel, following the journey of "The Woman" titled the same name; The Woman (2011) See more »

Goofs

The Rockland, Maine newspaper dated July the 14th 1902, seen in the opening credits, fell on a Monday and not on a Friday as seen. 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

Followed by Darlin' (2019) 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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Beware of Canadians
10 October 2009 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

Apparently, some folk from Canada have decided to go all natural and became cannibals. Then, to everyone's dismay, they travelled down the deserted coast in the US. Food's aplenty there, where people like to live in isolated houses, have delicious babies and are surrounded by incompetent police.

That's about it. The movie is gruesome enough and the cannibals believable, if you ignore their origin story completely. I truly believe Pollyanna McIntosh was the reason why this movie didn't suck, as she plays the feral woman tribe leader. I mean, she was lovely even as a dirty violent almost inarticulate woman.

Even from the start, when the movie starts with newspaper clippings, weird music and special effected distribution names, the feeling is that the movie is bad. I blame the director for this. Quite a horror gem this could have been with just a little more attention to detail and a different cast.

The little boy was the only civilised person with a brain in the movie, the rest of the cannibal victims doing nothing but crying oh my god or holy s*** while they are eaten alive. If the premise of the movie was that people can sink to terrible lows, then why conclude that civilised westerners are not capable of directed violent behaviour when they are in trouble? Especially mothers with children, I mean I am afraid of those even in real life. That kind of thinking brought the movie down. That and the directing.

Bottom line: a good horror story (made after a book) with some gruesome graphics, but bad production values.


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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

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Modernciné See more »
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1.78 : 1
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