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Writers Retreat (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 16 October 2015 (Spain)
At a writers' retreat on an isolated island, novelist Zandra joins a group of strangers confronting their darkest secrets. But when a member of the party mysteriously disappears, they realize there's something else on the island.

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Credited cast:
Poppy Drayton ... Jo
Christopher Fairbank ... Nigel
Alix Wilton Regan ... Daisy
Jack Hawkins ... Phil
Rupert Young ... Alisdair
Christopher Leveaux ... Henry
Camilla Beeput Camilla Beeput ... Zandra (as Camilla Marie Beeput)
Brad Moore ... Steve
Helen Ryan ... W.G.
James Weber Brown ... Guy
Beatrice Curnew ... Annabel
Jacqueline King ... Trinë
Robert Goodman ... Farmer
Martin Walsh Martin Walsh ... Driver
Amy Booth-Steel Amy Booth-Steel ... Rosy
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WRITERS RETREAT is a horror film written by Jeremy Sheldon & C.M. Taylor set on fictional Kilton Island where strangers come together to develop their writing. Mark Twain famously said: "Write what you know". But how far would you go to find material for the ultimate bestseller? At a writer's retreat on an isolated island, novelist Zandra finds herself amongst a group of strangers confronting their darkest secrets as they write. When a member of the party mysteriously disappears, Zandra fears there is a more sinister presence trapped on the island with them. WRITERS RETREAT is filmed in a classic British Hammer Horror style using the strange features of its location to create a hauntingly terrifying film with atmosphere and menace. The script delves deep into human emotions and honesty, causing the characters to ask questions about themselves that they didn't know they had and question the audience as to whether things are quite what they seem. Written by Official

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (Spain) See more »

Filming Locations:

Osea Island, Essex, England, UK

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Filmed on Osea Island, Essex, the same exterior causeway location as Woman In Black. See more »

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Writers Retreat: A lowly tale
28 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Writers Retreat is an obscure little British thriller about a group of writers getting away from the world seeking their muses on Osea Island.

At first I found it intricate, interesting, well constructed and was very curious to see where it was going. I made assumptions, based on the intelligence of the script I saw big things coming in the following 90 minutes!

Alas I really should stop making assumptions, I tend to be wrong and more to the point disappointed. Writers Retreat falls from intelligent into the generic and any hope for originality and some level of savvy thoroughly flatlined.

Writers Retreat isn't bad, it's just not good either. Without any spoilers let's just say that it quickly becomes apparent exactly what sub-genre this falls under and I hadn't expected that (And was sad to see it).

The cast do a decent enough job, the issues are behind the camera which have left this as very mediocre affair.

The Good:

Christopher Fairbank

The Bad:

Stock scream

Poor sound editing

Goes in a disappointing direction

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I'd love to attend a writers retreat, preferably not this one though


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