Quiver Distribution is bringing a brand new slasher from screenwriter Alyson Richards and director Pat Mills called The Retreat. The new film is set to debut in theaters and on demand on May 21, 2021!
The film’s synopsis reads as follows:
Renee (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and Valerie (Sarah Allen), a couple at a cross roads in their relationship, leave the city to spend the week at a remote cabin with friends. But when they arrive, their friends are nowhere to be found. As they stumble through their relationship woes, they discover they are being hunted by a group of militant extremists who are determined to exterminate them.
Allen and Pirie are joined in the cast by Aaron Ashmore (Locke & Key), Rossif Sutherland (Possessor), Celina Sinden (Reign), Munro Chambers (Taking the Fall), Chad Connell (Shadowhunters), and Patrick Garrow (Chaos Walking).
“The idea for the film originated when my wife and I spent the night at a remote wilderness retreat in the middle of nowhere,” screenwriter Richards said. “We never saw our hosts, but kept feeling like we were being watched. We were hyper aware of how exposed we felt and vulnerable we were so far from the comfort of the city. A vulnerability we felt not just as women but also as queer women. In a remote setting we were at the mercy of our surroundings and strangers we weren’t sure we could trust. In many ways, times have never been better for the LGBTQ+ community. Especially if you live in a progressive city but what happens when we leave that safety and comfort? The Retreat explores that fear.”
Check out the trailer for The Retreat below, and let us know what you think in the comments! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 21, 2021!