I don't know about you, but I grew up in the great American Midwest. And, to be frank, the midwest is populated with an awful lot of little tourist-type traps -- the kind of places that are great destinations in the spring and summer months but are definitely all-boarded-up come winter. While many of these towns still operate in the colder months (and lodging can be available damn near dirt cheap), there's very little to do there ... which naturally makes it the perfect place for a good horror picture.
Someone has finally figured that out -- it would seem -- with 2021's Offseason, a grim little haunt that springs from the mind of Mickey Keating. Checking out his resume on IMDB.com, it definitely would appear that he's experienced with some dark turns, so maybe this one will perform better than its IMDB.com rating currently (in the mid 5's). I rarely make that much of scores before a film is available to the general public as critics do tend to be a bit harsh on horror titles; audiences -- when treated right -- tend to lap 'em up.
Here's the plot summary as provided by IMDB.com:
"After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare."
I don't have any promotional materials as I learned of this one from a competiting website, so I can't tell you much about it. The trailer does look interesting -- as I said, having some experience with such stops probably causes this one to register with me a bit more than most -- and I encourage interested parties to look into it. Offseason will be available in theaters and on demand this March 11th.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!