‘No soul is safe’
The Offering is a 2022 American horror film about a family struggling with loss who find themselves at the mercy of an ancient demon trying to destroy them from the inside.
Directed by Oliver Park (A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio) from a screenplay written by Hank Hoffman based on a story co-written with Jonathan Yunger.
Produced by Jeffrey Greenstein, Hank Hoffman, Yariv Lerner, Sam Schulte, Les Weldon and Jonathan Yunger. Executive produced by Boaz Davidson, Avi Lerner, Tanner Mobley, Lonnie Ramati and Trevor Short.
The Millennium Media production stars Paul Kaye, Nick Blood, Allan Corduner, Emily Wiseman, Jonathan Yunger, Velizar Binev, Daniel Ben Zenou, Nathan Cooper, Boyan Anev, Sofia Weldon, Jodie Jacobs and Yonko Dimitrov.
In the US, The Offering will be released theatrically in select locations and On-Demand (VOD) on January 13, 2023.
“The performances throughout The Offering are what make the movie, however, the highlights are amongst the three leads — Allan Corduner, Nick Blood, and Emily Wiseman — who all give knockout performances. Their ability to capture and creep out the audience and make them feel the anxiety and intensity the film demands is truly captivating…” Elements of Madness
” …everything in The Offering ultimately revolves around Art and his realisations about how he’s brought evil into his realm that’s all but destroyed his entire world. Even though there’s a dark, depressing outcome to Art and Claire’s fight with Abyzou, there’s a small piece of The Offering that is full of heart and love, and that little piece dominates even the film’s most haunting moments.” Father Son Holy Gore
“To see such a dominant religion culture battle the forces of evil is always a welcoming sight. Those willing to take the plunge should really enjoy The Offering. It is a classic supernatural flick encompassed by devastating religious ties.” 3.5/5, Horror Movies Uncut
“Mainly, the big bad demon of the film makes it all worthwhile. I was surprised how dark it got, particularly in the ending. One could come close to calling it just plain mean, but it does at least make The Offering somewhat memorable amongst a crowded horror field in 2022. It certainly won’t reach top ranks, but The Offering could scare up a hell of a fun time if given the chance.” 3 out of 5, Josh at the Movies
“The mechanics of the curse, explained at a rapid pace by a handy kabbalist (Daniel Ben Zenou), are arbitrary … but the point is to put Art in a bad place he can’t easily get out of and director Oliver Park orchestrates a decent amount of nightmarish suspense as the demon of many forms gets inside his head, appearing as a creepy kid (Sofia Weldon) or a toothy CGI goat-thing. It’s well-acted by a predominantly British cast…” The Kim Newman Web Site
“There is a truncated shiva, Hebrew text, kabbalistic rituals and the odd smattering of Yiddish, all bringing Orthodox Jewish colour to the material, but at heart this is a conventional possession and exorcism flick, full of magic circles, CG-distorted realities, mirror worlds and jump scares, as a changing family may prove no match to a devil whose shape may shift, but whose mission has remained unwavering for eternity.” Projected Figures
“The Offering does possess some great kinetic energy with the funeral home doors slamming and swinging to avoid things feeling static in the same surroundings. Elsewhere an otherwise well-worn scare involving a camera finds a partial swerve that satisfies. However, much of this became standard jump scare fare…” 2.5/5, Scared Sheepless
“The last act manages a couple of genuinely tense and creepy moments before it calls in Chayim (Daniel Ben Zenou, 7 Days in Entebbe, Visa) a kabbalist, to fight the demon […] In the end, The Offering is an enjoyable tale of demonic doings. Just don’t expect anything radically different from what you’ve seen before.” 3.5/5, Voices from the Balcony
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