The Hasidic jewish community is one of many prides and prejudices. When the death of a loved one occurs few religions match their grieving practices. In Oliver Park's THE OFFERING we get a glimpse of this and so much more. With ancient religions comes carefully crafted supernatural entities. In the film one of these hellish spirits is unleashed looking to consume the soul of an unborn child.
THE OFFERING scared the crap out of me with its constant on the edge approach. The setting and backdrop already gave a clear picture of a nightmare scenario for anyone working in a mortuary, Now add in consistent dread and THE OFFERING will surely be a winner in your eyes. What stands out more than anything is the attention to detail in the film. I felt as if I was dropped right in the middle of a Brooklyn Brownstone. Not only does THE OFFERING do a great job of keeping you on your toes there is also an education to be had. Scene after scene continued to amplify the pace of the film not caring at all to give the viewer a moment of peace. That's what a horror film is intended to do folks so I can't be mad at it.
Outer worldly possession films has had it's run for sure but this is a fresher take. To see such a dominant religion culture battle the forces of evil is always a welcoming sight. Not to mention there are some old boys in this film that I would make sure never to double cross. Those willing to take the plunge should really enjoy THE OFFERING. It a classic supernatural flick encompassed by devastating religious ties.
DIRECTOR: Oliver Park WRITER: Hank Hoffman CAST: Nick Blood, Emily Wiseman, Allan Corduner, Paul Kaye
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