[Trailer] Mickey Keating Traps Us All OFFSEASON (2022) This March

Photo courtesy of RLJE Films

The innovative director behind CARNAGE PARK and PSYCHOPATHS looks to frighten us all once again this year with OFFSEASON (2022) heading our way in March from RLJE Films and SHUDDER. Look for it in Theaters, On Demand, and Digital on the 11th. Check out the trailer and pics below. And be certain to circle the date on your calendar, you do not want to miss this one! Also, look for our review on the GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast in the coming weeks. Woot!

Available In Theaters, On Demand and Digital on March 11, 2022.

Written and Directed by: Mickey Keating

Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters, Jeremy Gardner


The images of this film first appeared to me when I was very young. Growing up in Florida meant many, many, many trips to the beach and, at some point or another, we’d find ourselves in some lonely little beach town during the fall, or winter, when there was barely another soul in sight. That seed of inspiration laid the groundwork for what Offseason would eventually become.

My previous works have always been love letters to particular films, directors, or subgenres — anchor points that were, and still are, quite important to me. This time around, I wanted to try to write a different sort of love letter. I wanted to invoke the dreamy feelings o f old southern gothic literature, and the uncanniness of traveling through decayed and rotting places that used to be teeming with life. I wanted to make a nightmare journey into the unknown, about loss and family secrets, and about making a deal with the devil.

We were very fortunate to wrap this film only weeks before the pandemic shut everything down in March 2020. In a sense, Offseason is one of the last films created in a pre-Covid world. There’s a sadness that comes with thinking about that sort of loss, but I am very thankful to have been able to bring this dream to life before it was too late.

I truly hope you enjoy this film — it has been a long, long time in the making.

Thank you to everybody who helped make it happen.

– Mickey Keating

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.