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Silent Retreat (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 23 June 2015 (USA)
Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

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Tricia Lee

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Complete credited cast:
Chelsea Jenish Chelsea Jenish ... Janey
Sofia Banzhaf ... Alexis
Robert Nolan ... Doctor
Jen Pogue ... Pink Stripe
Matthew Romantini Matthew Romantini ... Albert
Mark Buck Mark Buck ... Paul
Jennie Foster Jennie Foster ... Long Bangs
Katie Buitendyk ... Black Glasses
Jenna Jade Rain Jenna Jade Rain ... Red Hair
Mark Kalpakis Mark Kalpakis ... Creature / Creature Voice
Angela M. Newell Angela M. Newell ... Creature (as Angela Newell)
Sable Rae Empey Sable Rae Empey ... Creature
Minerva Mohabir Minerva Mohabir ... Creature
Meghan Nora Smith Meghan Nora Smith ... Creature
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A creature feature. In this horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she'll find out what lurks beyond the trees ... Written by Anonymous

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intriguing idea needs more work
2 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Janey Andrews lost her family in a crash. She's alone in the world. A judge sends her to a meditation retreat for assault despite her plea of self-defense. The all-female retreat is in the middle of the woods run a doctor and his two sons. The women are forbidden to speak or even make eye contact. Janey tries to escape but she's captured by one of the sons although he seems to be afraid of something in the woods.

It's a watchable Canadian indie horror. It starts off with a creepy notion of these women being controlled by this weird doctor. It could have gone down many different paths. It tries to do something with sound. At least, it's unusual. It does need to decide whether the creature is attracted by sound or is hurt by it. It may make more sense for everybody to be quiet including the men. It may be even better if the doctor's introduction is done in a sound-proof room. The sound idea has issues that needs to be addressed. As for the creature itself, it is not the best although I'm sure the low budget restricted the movie. The main problem is the way the creature moves and the way it is filmed. It isn't scary. The blood looks too red especially in the dark. This horror has an intriguing premise and it needs more work to hash it out.


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