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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)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Schuman ... Nicole
Scott Vickaryous ... Mark
Shanti Lowry ... Chloe
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz ... The Figure
Thomas Zellen 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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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Scream See more »

Filming Locations:

Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA

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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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Irredeemably awful
20 May 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

This movie is so bad I don't even want to joke about it. The only Raison d'être of this review is warn people to stay far away from "Silent Scream". For a friend of mine it's already too late, as he blind-bought this rubbish on DVD, but you can still be saved if you just manage resist the promising-looking cover image and the pictures of ravishing girls on the back of the box. "Silent Scream" is as bad as low-budget teen horror gets, with a plot that gets more retarded with each minute that passes, the dumbest characters in history (even though they're supposed to be psychology students) and dialogs so painful they make your ears cringe. One could state that the body count is remarkably higher than usually the case in slasher films, but even then, the murder sequences are totally uninspired and the complete lack of continuity and/or a plausible plot is simply intolerable. In order to thank the entire class for helping with his dreams-manipulation research, a weak-acting psychology professor rewards them with the keys of his vacation resort on a snowy Michigan island. The first part of the group arrives and have some mindless sex and too much tequila before getting slaughtered the exact same night by an individual wearing a hooded winter jacket. The second group arrives the day after and teams up with the last two survivors of group one. Unfortunately they offer a little more resistance to the killer and even come close to escaping the island. Then comes the hopelessly predictable and imbecile twist-in-the-end. The script is just a non-stop series of stupidities, dire clichés and insufferable stereotypes. The empty-headed characters say the dumbest things at the most inappropriate moments and, as if that wasn't bad enough already, they constantly repeat themselves as well. Especially the male lead Mark is a pitiable character, as he keeps nagging to his ex-girlfriend that he still loves her even though they're being chased by a maniac holding an axe. All the girls are great eye-candy (except for Melissa Schuman who tries to act too much like Sarah Michelle Gellar) and some of them even show their ravishing flesh, but they're just too stupid and obnoxious to be likable characters. "Silent Scream" is boring, irritating as hell, ugly to look at, poorly directed and completely unoriginal. Next time you pick it up in a shop or videostore, just put it back.

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