If you’ve been paying attention to the festival circuit for about the past year or so, you might’ve heard about Offseason. It debuted at South by Southwest last March, and it’s played at a few other festivals since then. It admittedly hasn’t garnered a ton of buzz, but it’s gotten some pretty good reviews. And now, to prepare for its upcoming release to a wider audience, Offseason just released a fantastic trailer.
The film follows a woman named Marie who hears that her mother’s grave has been vandalized so she travels to the small island where her mother is buried. She unexpectedly becomes stranded there, and after a series of increasingly bizarre encounters with the island’s residents, Marie has to delve into her mother’s past to survive her stay.
That description alone makes me super excited about Offseason, and when you add in the excellent trailer, it just shoots up even higher on my most-anticipated list. Right from the get-go, this trailer is soaked in a feeling of absolute dread, and the creepy music and beautiful cinematography complement that atmosphere just about perfectly.
Then, at about the 45-second mark, things start to get really weird. The trailer begins to show its hand a bit and we get a small taste of the supernatural terrors Offseason has in store for us. But thankfully, it doesn’t show too much. We still have no idea what’s going on so all we know is that we’ll definitely be in for a wild ride when we finally sit down to watch the film.
And then there’s the final shot. As a huge kaiju fan, I got super excited when I saw that giant creature standing in the water. I obviously have no idea what it is, but the fact that there’s a Godzilla-sized monster in this film is the cherry on top of this Lovecraftian nightmare. It left me aching to see more so I absolutely can’t wait until I finally get that chance.
And thankfully, the wait isn’t going to be very long. Offseason hits theaters and VOD on March 11th, so here’s hoping that it’s as good as the trailer suggests.