A visceral horror rollercoaster in which
a young woman's illness takes a disturbing turn...
Winner of Best Horror Short Film at Cinefantasy, Special Jury Mention at Fantosfreak, Best Sound Designer at Underwire, RETCH has screened at over 30 festivals and thrilled audiences worldwide, before premiering on ALTER in 2020 and is part of Bloody Disgusting TV's Bloody Bites programme
'If you see RETCH coming in a festival block, just let it grab you and enjoy the breeze. Horror could use more of it now and again.'
- Sam Kolensik, Screen Fervor
'Storytelling at its purest, is at its most cinematic form in “Retch.” [...]
It’s a tense experience, with a sharp, clever payoff.'
- Brian Skutle, Sonic Cinema
‘…when RETCH reaches its climax, it takes a surprisingly bold turn many horror filmmakers wouldn’t attempt, and it perfectly justifies its short duration, delighting audiences.’
- Nuria Leon Bernardo (MotelX Festival short film programmer)
‘A charged horror short with a delicious twist, perfectly judged.'
- Edinburgh Short Film Festival
‘Siewert does a stirring job with Retch, kick-starting the tension right away and fashioning an eerie, dread-filled atmosphere. Retch is the type of horror that you can barely stand to watch what is happening, but you can’t wait to see what’s next.’
- Joseph Perry, Horror Fuel
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1st Assistant Camera:
Ash Lang Wen Li
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