Festival of Fear: Offspring preview

Offspring (out on DVD Oct. 6 through Anchor Bay) is the movie of horror writer Jack Ketchum’s sequel to his 1981 debut novel Off Season. It’s a low budget but tense little terror treat about a family of cannibals who terrorize a family and their friends, and find themselves hunted by the lawman (Black Christmas’s Art Hindle) who hunted down their clan 11 years earlier.

Watch the trailer:

Creepy, yes? For those of you going to this week’s Rue Morgue-sponsored Festival of Fear later this week, be sure to check out my panel discussion with the cast & crew next Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m. in Room 716. Among the panellists: author Jack Ketchum (a.k.a. Dallas Mayr), stars Art Hindle and Polyana MacIntosh, composer Ryan Shore and director Andrew Van Den Houten.

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