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