Books & Films

Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition

The 30th Anniversary edition of Offspring includes the 1991 novel, a 2004 Author’s Note, The 1991 essay Back to the Stew Pot: On Offspring, an excerpt from the screenplay, a collection of film images, two interviews, and more. 



  • Foreword by Thomas F. Monteleone
  • Offspring
  • Afterword: Back to the Stew Pot: On Offspring (1991 Essay)
  • Offspring Script Excerpt
  • Offspring Film Images
  • Introduction to Interviews by Michael D. Noble
  • Two Interviews with Jack Ketchum  by Michael D. Noble
  • Life Among the Cannibals: Reflecting on 35 Years of the Dead River Series – 2015 Essay
  • Author Bio

The Lost (film)

Once upon a time, a boy named Ray Pye put crushed beer cans in his boots to make himself taller. But this is no fairy tale: For suburban sociopath Ray (Marc Senter) and his friends, small-town life is a dead-end road of sex, drugs, liars, and losers. And what begins with a sudden act of senseless violence will climax in a mind-blowing frenzy of depravity…with the worst still to come. Michael Bowen (Kill Bill), Dee Wallace-Stone (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Ed Lauter (True Romance), Megan Henning (Seventh Heaven), Katie Cassidy (Black Christmas), and Erin Brown (aka Misty Mundae) co-star in this controversial shocker adapted from the infamous novel by Jack Ketchum and based on a true story that stunned America.

The Girl Next Door (film)

In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth (Emmy® winner Blanche Baker of Holocaust). But Ruth s depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever. William Atherton (Die Hard), Catherine Mary Stewart (Night of the Comet) and Grant Show (Melrose Place) co-star in this devastating drama adapted from the controversial best seller by Jack Ketchum that Rue Morgue Magazine called one of the most disturbing reads in the history of horror literature.

Red (film)

An older, reclusive man, Avery, (Brian Cox) has a best friend in his dog Red. When three teens kill Red for no reason, Avery sets out for justice and redemption, attempting to follow the letter of the law. But when the law fails him, and the boys’ father (Tom Sizemore) clearly defines right and wrong in his own way, Avery must use whatever means possible.

Offspring (film)

THEY HUNT IN PACKS. THEY FEED ON FLESH. THEY PREY ON INNOCENCE. Back with a vengeance and an insatiable appetite for human flesh…THEIR TIME HAS COME AGAIN. Based on the acclaimed novel and adapted for the screen by best-selling author Jack Ketchum, Offspring follows the survivors of a brutal flesh-eating clan that has resurfaced in the once sleepy town of Dead River, Maine. The locals are in for a rude awakening when they realize it’s the same pack that the sheriff thought he’d killed off a decade ago. Just when they thought the nightmare was over, theyre about to discover that the fight for their lives has only just begun.

The Woman (film)

A disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to ‘civilize’ the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.

Mail Order (film)

A Wall Street trader who’s addicted to snuff films thinks he sees an ex-girlfriend starring in one. Directed by Eric Shapiro, this short film is an adaptation of Mail Order, a short story by Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door, Red, The Woman).

XX (film)

An all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by women. Includes an adaptation of The Box, directed by Jovanka Vuckovic.

Darlin’ (film)

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns where she is to be tamed into a “good girl.” However, Darlin’ holds a dark secret and she is not traveling alone. The Woman, equally fierce and feral, who raised her, is ever present and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to step in her way.


Continuing the twistedly vicious adventure of Lucky McKee’s cult hit The Woman, Darlin’ sees standout star Pollyanna McIntosh both in front of and behind the camera.


Based on characters created by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee


Executive Producers: Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee


Written and Directed by Pollyanna McIntosh

Cry Your Purple Heart Out / How to Score with Girls (film)

Four G.I.’s are on the town in the Big Apple cruising for girls and adventure!


Alternately known as Cry Your Purple Heart Out, and How to Score with Girls, this film is pretty much everything you expect it might be.


Watch for a young Dallas Mayr in the role of “Chuck”!


Co-star Richard Young later had a role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as Garth, the young treasure hunter who gave Indy his fedora.

The Cult of Ichi (film)

Bonus feature on the American DVD and Blu Ray release of Takashi Miike’s cult classic, Ichi the Killer, featuring interviews with Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee (among others).

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