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Silent Scream (2005)

The Retreat (original title)
R | | Horror | 28 October 2005 (USA)
Set in the deep freeze of a northern Michigan winter, when a group of college students volunteer to assist their psychology professor with his research, their weekend retreat turns into a nightmare.


Matt Cantu, Lance Kawas (as Lance KR Kawas)


Bob Brown (story), Matt Cantu (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Schuman ... Nicole
Scott Vickaryous ... Mark
Shanti Lowry ... Chloe
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz ... The Figure
Thomas Zellen ... The Figure (as Tom Zellen)
Bob Brown Bob Brown ... The Figure
Randy Bergeron Randy Bergeron ... The Figure
Michael McKiddy ... Brad
Walter Harris ... Steve
Carey Torrice ... Amy (as Carey Shawn)
Roger Bergeron Roger Bergeron ... Derrick
David Craze David Craze ... Pete
Chrissy Lawver Chrissy Lawver ... Sandy
Courtney Kling Courtney Kling ... May
Michael Kinney ... Richard (as Mike Kinney)


A group of college students travels to the cottage of their psychology professor Barren in an isolated island as a reward of their teamwork in the research of Barren. They expect to spend the weekend with lots of sex, but a serial-killer turns their party in a nightmare. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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When Steve and Derrick are stranded after their car dies and Steve sneaks off for a cigarette, his jacket collar changes from up to down to up again. See more »


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"This sucks on so many levels."
3 October 2008 | by FilmFataleSee all my reviews

The above line of dialogue pretty much sums up this low budget slasher film. Although the acting is bad and the plot twist is inane, I did find a few positive things in this dreck. First off, we get a twist from the typical summer camp slasher, as this is a winter camp slasher. A group of students has been helping their professor with a semester long research project. To thank them, the prof sends them to a weekend retreat at his remote Michigan cabin. Which leads to the second positive: a LOT of people get killed, and it starts pretty quickly. There's even some decent gore, considering the micro budget. But on the bad side, almost all of the murders are shown twice. What the heck?? This film is twenty minutes too long anyway, so it's all just padding. In a nod to the classic 80s slashers, we do get boobs and sex, so combined with the gore and high body count, this wasn't a terrible way to spend an evening. Still, it's mostly inane and recommended for fans of slashers and overdone Michigan accents.

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA

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