Saturday, December 28, 2013

Offerings - Review - @BrandonCSites


Offerings (1989) *
D: Christoper Reynolds
C: Loretta Leigh Dowman, Elizabeth Greene, G. Michael Smith, Tobe Sexton
Plot Synopsis: After being pushed down a well by neighborhood bullies and institutionalized, a young man escapes from an asylum and returns to his hometown to murder those very bullies. 
Review:
A defining, but shocking moment in a kid's life that resulted in him being sent to an asylum. That now grown kid escapes from the same mental asylum. That now grown psycho returns to his hometown to start a murdering spree. Sound familiar? Well... just in case you haven't picked up on the film that
Offerings is so blatantly copying, it's Halloween.

When reviewing a film that is a copy of another film, comparisons are unavoidable. In Halloween, Michael Myers murdered his family for apparently no reason. As an adult, he returned to his hometown to kill for what was apparently no reason yet again. The film talks about the boogeyman and in essence Myers is a modern day boogeyman. 

In Offerings, we see the antagonist, his troubled childhood and a traumatizing series of events. The killer here is all too human with nothing distinctive other then that he offers up body parts as offerings to a childhood friend. In doing so, the killer ends up being another crazed person who had a troubled past.

Watching this film, it does nothing but bring back memories of other films and realizing that this film is nowhere near their league. [R] 95 mins.


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