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Release Date:
28 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Ghost Story
Plot:
A couple stay in a dingy motel in Maine to try and escape their hectic lives, but are haunted by spirits of previously murdered guests. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Christina Campanella ... Kathryn Bennett

Don Wood ... Rick Holland

Angus Scrimm ... Ted
Ruth Kulerman ... Mrs. Farthing

Larry Fessenden ... Phil
Francine Pado ... Claudette
Jamie Sneider ... Stacy

Brenda Cooney ... Nora
Noah DeFilippis ... Librarian
James Felix McKenney ... Library Patron (as Clifford Steele)
Laree Love ... Creepy Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barnee Abrams ... Barbara
Laura Camien ... Reporter
Jordan Kratz ... Kurt

Directed by
James Felix McKenney 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Felix McKenney 

Produced by
Larry Fessenden .... executive producer
James Felix McKenney .... producer
 
Cinematography by
David W. Hale 
 
Film Editing by
James Felix McKenney 
 
Makeup Department
Anissa Day .... key makeup artist
 
Art Department
Chris Sorensen .... digital prop designer (as Chris Sorenson)
 
Sound Department
Noah DeFilippis .... sound recordist
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Gannon .... sound designer
Eddie McShane .... assistant sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn McQuaid .... title coordinator
Jay Sienkwicz .... main title design
 
Editorial Department
Haven Cousins .... colorist
Matt Woo .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Lisa Wisely .... production coordinator
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, language and some thematic material
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Goofs:
Boom mic visible: After Rick and Kathryn's neighbor tells them the sound they heard was a freight train, they climb back into bed and the shadow of a boom mic can be seen moving on the wall.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Some decent scares, 23 October 2007
Author: dorotka24 from United States

I must agree that low budget does not automatically mean a movie is bad. There is plenty of talent in the world and much of it does not have the funding of a wealthy, big time production company in tow.

Just after watching The Off Season, I was disappointed. The low budget was glaringly obvious in the overall quality of the film and in the acting. One particular plot turn I found to be VERY unconvincing, thus lessening the credibility of the movie. It felt way too forced in order to move the story along, or maybe an actor backed out (or was fired) half way through.

After some thought, I found there were many redeeming qualities to the movie. The atmosphere was surprisingly creepy for such a simple and generic setting (dingy hotel room). And such a small space gave a disturbingly claustrophobic aura to the film, while affecting the characters in negative and understandable ways.

It was interesting to see Angus Scrimm acting with dialog instead of merely presence (ala Phantasm), and he certainly did an acceptable job even though the writing was less than great. Last but not least, there were a few decidedly potent scares via some of the supernatural shenanigans. One particular scene involving a phone call made my skin crawl, and that scene alone practically made the film worth watching in my opinion.

In terms of horror, one can do better, but one could also do a lot worse. If you are a horror fan with an open mind, then Off Season may be just what you are looking for.

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