The official site for Offspring is now up and running. While the site is still a work in progress, it does have a short synopsis for those of you who are not familiar with the story, which is based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name. While I haven’t read the book, the synopsis for the film proclaims that even the subplot is pretty fucking brilliant.
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.
That does sound pretty clever. I love when movies, ya know, like, explore, um, ideas and shit.
Although the site is currently without a trailer or images, director Andrew van den Houten recently provided Fangoria with some new photos from the film that you can see by clicking here.
Offspring, which was actually scripted by Ketchum, is set for a release sometime in 2009. You can visit the film’s official site at www.offspringthemovie.com.