Aug 12, 2014

$244 Raised for SACHA Sexual Assault Centre


On Friday, August 8th, 2014, the award-winning Canadian horror-thriller SILENT RETREAT had its Hamilton Premiere at Fright Night Theatre as part of a fundraiser for the SACHA sexual assault centre at the Staircase Cafe Theatre. Thanks to the generosity of the filmmakers, our sponsors, and fans, Fright Night Theatre was able to raise $244.52 in support of SACHA's services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

I would like to thank everyone who came out last week to support Fright Night Theatre's initiative to raise money for the SACHA Sexual Assault Centre. SACHA is a feminist, non-profit, community-based organization of women in Hamilton, Ontario guided by anti-racist and anti-oppressive values working to end violence in our community. SACHA offers several invaluable programmes such as a 24 Hour Support LineCounselling and AdvocacyDiverse Communities Outreach, and Public Education. Services are confidential and completely free of charge

Recognizing dynamics of gender and power in sexual violence and the importance of organizations like SACHA, Fright Night Theatre invited director Tricia Lee and writer Corey Brown to screen their feminist horror film SILENT RETREAT in Hamilton as an official selection of Fright Night Theatre. We were honored to have Lee, Brown, and star Robert Nolan join to celebrate women in the horror industry, to raise money for SACHA, and to share their thoughts about how horror and the horror industry can be empowering to women.

We were also  joined in our efforts by a number of stellar local sponsors and local artists who donated valuable prizes, perks, and original artwork for our charity raffles. Fright Night Theatre would like to thank the following sponsors who were crucial in making our fundraiser a success:
Fright Night Theatre would also like to thank the following individuals for all their work and assistance:
Ann Hopkins, CF Benner, Chelsea Jenish, Cheyenne Federiconi, Chris Alexander, Chris Crash, Colette Kendall, Corey Brown, Courtney Make, Erin Crickett, Jacqueline de Schutter, Jefferey Watson, Leah Visser, Lenore Lukasik-Foss, Mark Furukawa, Mark Sims, Robert Nolan, Suzanne Kirkwood, Ted Dalgetty, Tina Hall, Tricia Lee.

Thank you for coming out and supporting such a great cause. Don't forget: Silent Retreat is now available on VOD across Canada and will be hitting DVD on September 2nd from Black Fawn Distribution. Pre-order your copy at

- Aaron Allen
Director: Fright Night Theatre