Jul 2, 2014


Fright Night Theatre is thrilled to announce the next installment in its competitive screening series: SILENT RETREAT 

After taking home the award for Best Canadian Feature at Toronto After Dark and completing an extended theatrical run, director Tricia Lee's critically acclaimed horror thriller meets creature feature SILENT RETREAT will be making its Hamilton Premiere at Fright Night Theatre on Friday, August 08, 2014! In addition, Fright Night Theatre will be donating all net proceeds from the screening directly to SACHA - the sexual assault centre of Hamilton.

In SILENT RETREAT,  Janey (Chelsea Jenish), an orphaned 
young woman with a troubled past, is sent to a
rehabilitation camp for young girls as an alternative to prison. The doctor overseeing this shady operation  (Robert Nolan) enforces a very strict policy: absolutely no speaking or noise-making whatsoever. No personal items. No direct eye contact with the camp administrators. What looks on the outside to be a rehabilitation camp quickly shows itself to be something far more sinister: a misogynistic experiment in social programming. Failure to comply, however, is punished not at the hands of the administrators but by the tooth and claw of a dangerous creature that stalks the dense, dark woods. The only way to survive the silence...is to SCREAM. Directed by Tricia Lee. Written by Corey Brown. CANADA, 2013, 84 mins. Screening with the short film PITY (dir. John Pata).
Director: Tricia Lee

Director and Cast in Attendance for Q&A

Friday, August 8, 2014
8:00pm - The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.)
$10 (advance) / $12 (at the door - cash only) 
Advance Tickets: BUY ONLINE
Door Tickets from: 7:00pm / Seating from: 7:10pm.


"[A] tense little beast of a movie that has some powerfully terrifying moments" - Aint It Cool News

"[B]eautifully blends supernatural horror with the terrors of the real world" - Rue Morgue

"[A]n absolute horror winner" - The Man Sphere

"Fans of quieter psychological horror drama as well as blood-soaked monster movies should seek out Silent Retreat" - Horror in the Hammer

Please join us for a night of hair-raising Canadian cinema by one of Canada's rising female genre directors as we raise funds to support services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.