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Dark Ditties Presents 'The Offer' (2017)

Seven strangers are invited to a house to be offered a large inheritance, instead they find themselves trapped in a deadly game to the death.


Chris Griffiths (co-director), Gary Smart (co-director)


Adam Evans (original story), Neil Morris (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Kenneth Cranham ... The Host (Maximilian Francis Benoit)
Bruce Jones ... Michael Bishop
Gemma Gordon ... Gabrielle 'Gabbie' Sanderson
Simon Bamford ... Jonathan Brook-Davis
Nicholas Vince ... Sebastian Maurice
Barbie Wilde ... Roselyn 'Rose' Cavendish
Stanley Rawlings Stanley Rawlings ... Derek Cartwright
Darnell Spence Darnell Spence ... Daniel Price
Oliver Smith ... The Butler (Andrew Barnabus)
Siobhan Kilmartin Siobhan Kilmartin ... The Nurse
Danny Stewart ... The Gimp
Ray Skeemer Ray Skeemer ... The Beast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Berry Paul Berry ... Masked Guest #1
Tom Bushell Tom Bushell ... Masked Guest #2
Farha Claire Farha Claire


Seven strangers are invited to hear an inheritance at a remote location in the UK. All have no idea who and why their benefactor has invited them. However, when they arrive at the house, the fun and excitement of potentially winning £10,000,000 soon turns to horror as each of the guests is disposed of in a gory and horrific fashion. Who is the Host and what really is his offer? Written by Gary Smart; Writer

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1 August 2017 (UK) See more »

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'The Offer' is somewhat of a 'Hellraiser' reunion as it features Kenneth Cranham (Channard), Barbie Wilde (Female Cenobite), Oliver Smith (Frank Cotton/Mr Browning), Simon Bamford (Butterball Cenobite), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer Cenobite) and has special effects by Stuart Conran (Hellraiser and Hellbound). See more »


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Offer accepted Dark Ditties
28 October 2017 | by treetrunkjamesSee all my reviews

Dark Ditties: The Offer is a wicked mystery,thriller,horror short film vehicle that you soon find out has no breaks once it gets rolling. The pace doesn't keep you waiting for the next unsettling revelation at all. Seven strangers playing a terrible but Oh so rewarding guessing game to the death. Which in turn gets your brain playing the guessing game at home doesn't disappoint and is not for the squeamish, but what true horror movie is."Remember:Everyone is always ready to play an inheritance game until the doors lock". Maybe we have seen something like this before,but not nailed down like this in a short film format. Some actors you may know and some you may not, but they were all So in character. Bruce Jones was hilarious and absolutely stole the show. They all had different paths and pasts that brought them there,or got them hand picked to play. But they all share the same trait of Selfishness which ties it all together in the film. The end revelation will blow your mind, I just kept saying WoW...'there's always a twist". I thought the film was "Well Done,and attention holding" with great camera work.Dark Ditties crew,Gary Smart, and Chris Griffiths that noise you hear is me clapping for your film. "Pick A Card, Any Card Is This Your Sin" OnAHorrorBinge @jimmy2xriley twitter

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