THE RETREAT (2020) preview of American Wendigo horror pic

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‘There’s something waiting in the mountains’

The Retreat is a 2020 American horror feature film about a man who finds himself alone and lost after a horrifying encounter with a monster.

Written and directed by Bruce Wemple (Monstrous; Lake Artifact; Altered Hours), the movie stars Grant Schumacher (Monstrous; Lake Artifact; Whelm), Dylan Grunn (The Whooper Returns; Monstrous; Lake Artifact), Chris Cimperman (Lake Artifact), Rick Montgomery Jr. (Legend of Gore Orphanage; Chill: The Killing Games; The Demon’s Odyssey) and Peter Stray (Monstrous; Viking Siege; Deadly Honeymoon; director of Canaries aka Alien Party Crashers).

The soundtrack score was composed by Nate VanDeusen (Monstrous; Lake Artifact; Altered Hours).


In the Adirondack High Peaks of upstate New York, two best friends. Gus (Grant Schumacher) and Adam (Dylan Grunn) set out for a winter backpacking trip. After a horrifying encounter with a monster, Gus finds himself alone and lost.

Now, he must now fight for his life while keeping his grip on reality as he’s tormented both physically
and psychologically by the evil Native American legend, the Wendigo

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It’s much more of a psychological film than a monster movie. Which is not to say that we don’t see much of the Wendigo. There are several scenes with them and they’re very creepy looking at night and in shadows […] The Retreat is a very good movie. Though if you had a problem with the way Wemple used Bigfoot in Monstrous you may have the same problem here.” Voices from the Balcony


The Retreat will be available on DVD and Digital on November 10th 2020 via Uncork’d Entertainment.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

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Cast and characters:

Grant Schumacher … Gus
Dylan Grunn … Adam
Chris Cimperman … Ryan
Rick Montgomery Jr. … Marty
Peter Stray … Therapist
Ariella Mastroianni … Amy
Catharine Daddario … Frieda

Technical details:

88 minutes

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