Emily Wiseman in The Offering
Jewish horror lore has been around for a very, very long time. In The Offering, the film introduces a female demon called Abyzou that haunts a couple after the death of a relative.
The frightening tale revolves around folklore about a female demon known as the “taker of children.” A scary premise since the wife is pregnant with an unborn child.
The horror film stars Nick Blood and Emily Wiseman. Oliver Park directed the movie from the script written by Hank Hoffman (The Clinic) from the story by Jonathan Yunger (The Protégé, Rambo: Last Blood).
Here is the official synopsis:
In the wake of a young Jewish girl’s disappearance, the son (Nick Blood) of a Hasidic funeral director returns home with his pregnant wife (Emily Wiseman) in hopes of reconciling with his father. Little do they know that directly beneath them in the family morgue, an ancient evil with sinister plans for the unborn child lurks inside a mysterious corpse.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with the lead actors, Nick Blood and Emily Wiseman, along with director Oliver Park. We discussed the film and acting in the horror genre, the look of the demon, and the Jewish culture.
Nick Blood starred in Danny Boyle’s series Babylon for Channel 4 and Sundance. Afterward, he relocated to the United States to star in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Lance Hunter and shot a pilot with Adrianne Palicki’s Mockingbird. Recently, he appeared in HBO’s Euphoria and will be seen in the upcoming Channel 4 series Close to Me. His other credits included Spike Island, Body of Water, Bletchleycircle, and Trollied.
Emily Wiseman appeared opposite Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in the horror film Winchester. Recently, she wrapped in a supporting role on Celeste that starred Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young. Also, she will be seen in the upcoming television series Darby & Joan opposite Greta Scacchi.
Oliver Park directed his first short film Vicious which gained traction online and at film festivals, including winning Best International Film at Toronto After Dark Film Festival. His second short film Still was picked up by Eli Roth’s Crypt TV.
The Offering is now in select theaters and available digitally.
Watch the exclusive interview with Nick Blood, Emily Wiseman, and Oliver Park below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive