by Mickey Keating
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Duration: 83

After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.


film director

Mickey Keating

(Florida, USA, 1990) interned at Blumhouse when he was a teenager. His feature directing debut, the horror film Ritual, was produced in 2013. His next two films, Pod, a science fiction-horror film, and Darling, a psychological horror film, were premiered in 2015. In 2016, he directed Carnage Park, a neo-Western horror film. His next film, Psychopaths, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. His last two works are Crooks (2018), a heist film, and the horror film Offseason (2021). Keating is also the host of The Core, a talk show where he interviews filmmakers about their work and plays with practical effects.


Ritual (2013), Pod (2015), Darling (2015), Carnage Park (2016), Psychopaths (2017), Offseason (2021).


film director

“My previous works have always been love letters to particular films, directors, or sub-genres — 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 of 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.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY: Mickey Keating. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mac Fisken. FILM EDITING: Valerie Krulfeifer. MUSIC: Anna San Juan. SOUND: Shawn Duffy. CAST: Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters, April Linscott, Jeremy Gardner, Anthony Azar, Ken Luzadder, Jonathan Medina, Eliza Shin, Jess Varley, Andrew Vilar, Amanda Grace Benitez, Andrew Varenhorst, Larry Fessenden. PRODUCTION: Defiant Studios. CO-PRODUCTION: Kodiak Pictures.

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