Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother's grave has been vandalized, Marie travels to the desolate island town where she's buried. Just as she arrives, the island closes for the season, leaving Marie trapped in a nightmare.

  • Released: 2022-03-11
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters, Jeremy Gardner, Jess Varley, Amanda Grace Benitez, Eliza Shin, Jonathan Medina, Ken Luzadder, April Linscott, Andrew Vilar, Andrew Varenhorst, Anthony Azar, Larry Fessenden
  • Director: Mickey Keating
  • kosmasp - 22 June 2023
    Stay put
    No pun intended - some things are better to do off season - some things aren't of course. When it comes to horror movies, it doesn't really matter what season it is ... it is always time for some horrible stuff to happen. Watching horror movies is quite cathartic too. We don't have to experience stuff ourselves, but through the eyes or rather body of someone else.

    And when it looks as good as it does here - well what more can one wish for? Maybe a bit more of a complex story. But you can't have everything now can you? Still this is more than rock solid, with a really good central performance that elevates the movie. Even when you feel trapped ... well you'll understand ...
  • thrax-23316 - 5 September 2022
    Light on plot, heavy on atmosphere
    Nice atmosphere, a few good shots to give a bit of dread here and there. This is kind of a horror-lite movie with modern film making sensibilities. No blood / gore nor anything that qualifies as a jump scare. Light on plot. I give it a 5/10 because I like the style, and +1 star because it was apparently filmed in New Smyrna Beach, which is pretty cool because I've been there many, many times. This is the kind of horror film you might show someone who's squeamish. The film has some vaguely Cthulu-esque references but I wouldn't characterize it as a film in that mythos per se.

    Also, when did IMBD start requiring 600 characters minimum in reviews?!
  • kannibalcorpsegrinder - 21 June 2022
    Underwhelming at best with very few positives
    After being informed of a pressing emergency, a woman and her boyfriend return to her hometown to investigate the claims of her mother's grave being desecrated, but the longer they stay the more convinced something otherworldly is inhabiting the island and must solve the mystery to get away alive.

    For the most part, this was a rather solid if troublesome effort. When this one works is due to the rather effective atmosphere of unease and discomfort established around the island. The general look of the area is perfect for this kind of mysterious build-up, with the entire area covered in fog from the gloomy cemetery to the rather bizarrely-deserted streets in town that focus on her running around trying to figure out the reason why she's there. The lack of answers about what's happening around her, the behavior of the locals, and the various encounters she has with those left who are clearly hiding something and lying about what's going on which all give this one a rather unnerving setup the longer she's there and the more frantic she is to leave. With some decent confrontations involving something supernatural in the area occurring at select intervals around the latter half of the film and the full reveal of what's actually going on giving this a satisfying finish, there are some likable elements. That said, there are some big issues present here which really drag the film down. The main detriment is the lack of explanation for what's going on, preferring to wallow in the mystery angle of everything rather than actually spend any time offering clues as to what's going on. The fact that there's so much time in the film spent running around trying to figure out how to get an answer out of someone which doesn't provide this one with any kind of enjoyable scenes during this time. With very little happening here and very few answers given about everything until the end, this one feels somewhat frustrating for the first two-thirds until there's a last-ditch effort at offering a setup for the events to come. That also manages to make this feel like an unnecessarily longer film than it really should, since this easily could've been trimmed down into an anthology film entry instead of being a standalone film, which are all the factors that hold this one down.

    Rated Unrated/R: Violence and Graphic Language.
  • arfdawg-1 - 10 April 2022
    Atmospheric but not for the Short Attention Spanners
    This was sort of an interesting movie. Not really a horror film. More like a chiller. It reminded my of that old indie Carnival of Souls.

    The score is top notch as far as I'm concerned. Usually with low budget pics like this the score is predicable and filled with scare tactics to tell you when to be frightened. Not so here. It's a very unique score that works perfectly.

    I thought it was directed by a guy who clearly has some talent but but maybe he should lay off the writing because the script is kind of clunky an down right dumb at times.

    The acting isnt great; it's just right at the acceptable level.

    Generally with movies of this ilk, I get really bored and want to turn them off. I watched the whole film because I got engaged in finding out where this journey ended. It had the promise of being a rully good movie, but fell short.