Silent Retreat

Genre:  Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: June 13, 2014 - Toronto, Ottawa - June 13, 2014 - Toronto, Ottawa, Peterborough

Current rating: Rating: 4.09
based on 38 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Chelsea Jenish, Robert Nolan, Sofia Banzhaf, Jennifer Pogue, Matthew Romantini


Arrested for assault, a young woman named Janey (Chelsea Jenish) is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation. The rules are very strict. There is no talking, no phones, music, reading, writing, or even eye contact—not with the staff or the other women there.

Janey discovers that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and resort to violence to make sure they are obedient. The only way to escape is through the woods that surround the retreat, where deadly creatures live. Janey has to decide whether the creatures or the men are to be feared the most.

Director: Tricia Lee
Studio: A Film Monkey Production
Producer(s): Tricia Lee
Screenplay: Corey Brown
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  • 4 stars "An excellent film showcasing some home grown talent. Wonderful cinematography and a powerful climax. I highly recommend checking it out in theaters."
  • 5 stars "A fine blend of feature-creature and gender war in a mystery horror. Full of blood, sweat and tears. A very different kind of horror movie. I saw it with a full house at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival where it won 'Best Canadian Feature Film' award and hope to see it again on the big screen soon!"
  • 4 stars "Well paced, well-acted scary horror/thriller from Toronto director Tricia Lee. Filmed north of Toronto at deep woods cabins/camp, the dark foreboding design adds to the suspense."