A man drives with his father to make their yearly sacrifice to some malevolent power. Fruit? Check. Animal bones? Check. But when they realize they've forgotten the most important component of their offering, they have to change their plans.

Directed by Ryan Patch, The Offering is a tense film that is less about shocks than it is about the quiet way the story unfolds, through a look between the characters, the sparse dialogue, and, of course, the more supernatural elements of the tale. And while Patch told Short of the Week that it's not meant as a direct adaptation, he does note that the short was inspired by a certain Biblical story.

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[via Short of the Week]