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Director: Various

Cast: Jocelin Donahue (Doctor Sleep), 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)

Genre: Horror

Year: 2021

Rating: NR

In OFFSEASON, upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s grave site has been vandalized, Marie quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realizes that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past in order to make it out alive.

'Offseason' is a low-budget horror film that may not be for everyone since it is a slow burn and mainly focuses on the one main character as she visits the island where her mother's grave was vandalized and after finding out things are not what they seem she finds herself trapped and soon fighting for her life.

The film was written and directed by Mickey Keating who seems to have been influenced by Lovecraft. The film also had Silent Hill and The Fog vibes for me as well. The atmosphere and look are the film's biggest strengths and toss in a terrific lead, Jocelin Donahue and you have yourself a slow-moving yet engaging film.

I mentioned that the film might not be for everyone simply because it was done on a low budget and doesn't have much in the way of special effects and lots of blood. But I was hooked right from the beginning and Donahue's performance kept me watching as I hoped the best for her.

The rest of the cast including, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters and Jeremy Gardner were all excellent as well. 'Offseason' is a thinking man's horror film that demands your attention but the payoff, in the end, is worth the journey. 'Offseason' will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray June 14, 2022. Released by RLJE Films

*** 1/4 Out Of *****