Following its buzzy world premiere at SXSW Film Festival last year, before subsequent successful screenings at Philadelphia International Film Festival and Torino Film Festival, Mickey Keating’s latest cosmic shocker, Offseason is all set to receive a day-and-date release this Friday, March 11, 2022 through RLJE Films and Shudder.
Keating’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2017’s Psychopaths stars Jocelin Donahue (Doctor Sleep, The House of the Devil) as Marie Aldrich (Donahue) who returns to the remote island where her mother is buried after received a mysterious letter notifying her that her mother’s grave has been vandalised. No sooner does she get there than the island shuts down for the off-season with the bridges raised until spring, leaving her with no choice but to hang tight. But, after a series of bizarre encounters with some of the locals, Marie soon suspects something very amiss. If she wants to get off the island alive, she will have to unravel the mystery behind the troubled past her mother told her about before death.
Offseason also stars more than familiar genre names: Joe Swanberg (The Rental, “Easy”), Richard Brake (3 From Hell, Mandy), Melora Walters (The Pale Door, “Pen15”) and Jeremy Gardner (After Midnight, The Mind’s Eye).
In anticipation of the film releasing in theatres and on VOD and Digital on March 11, SCREAM sat down with Jocelin Donahue to discuss how Keating had designs to create a film that gave viewers the same feeling they might get if there were to stumble across an old battered book and get drawn into the nightmare on the pages within.
Words: Howard Gorman