Silent Retreat full movie review - Not good.
So I did watch this all the way through, as difficult at that was. Most of the previous 5 reviews hit the major points.
Poor acting, nonsensical dialogue, annoying characters. Nice setting, and a few of wilderness shot were pleasant, but that's about it. I lost it, and almost turned the movie off when I realized, that as day passed and turned into evening, the group was sitting around enjoying a glass of wine and some scary stories - that the one female character who left for a morning walk, never returned? Really, after warning everyone not to venture outside because of bear sightings, the host, and most of the others just forgot about this girl (who also missed the entire day of meetings I presume), and better yet, thought they'd wait until morning to look for her. Ridiculous, and the remainder of the plot, the actions of the characters, make no sense. The British girl decides to put on headphones to listen to tapes, while people are missing, some presumed dead, and she's alone in the house. The headphones conveniently drown out the noise of altercations and murders one floor below - great writing. I could go on. I enjoy B horror, even C, this one as hard to watch. One more item, when they check on the caretaker's place, the one dude is sure the missing girl is behind the locked door. But the other dude says you need more than suspicion to force the door, so they leave. If you look at the scene, there is an un-draped window almost directly behind the tied up girl, had they stepped outside and peeked in, they would have found her.