Well, Christopher Reynolds returns after the amazingly inconceivable 1920's slasher cum religious parable A DAY OF JUDGMENT with 1989's OFFERINGS. It's rare to see a director return to the slasher well more than once, especially with two different and eclectic little movies. I know there was some heat on the film in past slasher threads, but you know what, I thought it was pretty good. The writing was real sharp, lots of wit and even allusions to Shakespeare of all things. Definitely a few cuts above your usual slasher script, even if the basic premise follows all the parameters to a T. The most derivative aspect, though, is no doubt the score, which literally lifts cues and choruses from Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Psycho, among others I'm sure. And we're not talking "using them as inspiration", virtually every note is lifted, just in a new synth chord. It's pretty awesome. Even if the film was released in 1989 it thankfully remains classical in the treatment of the genre, which is very rare considering movies like CUTTING CLASS were taking a Pitt-sized shit all over it. The opening catalyst, a little boy being bullied into falling into an open well, was nicely reminiscent of PROM NIGHT, but it then went on to carve its own path with some interesting kills (including one by tightening vice grip and another under the bed of all places) and a refreshing motive. The Shakespearian analogies pay off at the end when Spoiler you realize he did it all for love! Talk about devotion! Good production values, decent performances and a story with all the tried and true genre tropes made this more than watchable, and the witticisms in the script put it over the edge for me. A great time, and certainly a big improvement over the always laughable A DAY OF JUDGMENT. It's a shame we didn't get even more slasher contributions from Mr. Reynolds, since in 1989 it seemed he was only just starting to hit his stride. Anyone else dig it?