Bears are like the great whites of the wilderness, only you don’t drown while they’re eating you. Adam MacDonald’s nature-run-amok thriller Backcountry has been quietly sneaking up on us after its highly praised and successful premiered at Toronto last September, and now it’s here with a terrifying new trailer that promises plenty of primal carnage. Following an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness, the trailer is a haunting look at how unimaginable beauty can turn into a tree-lined nightmare.
Look for this one on VOD this March 20th.
Alex is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn, a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots – the secluded Blackfoot Trail.
On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad, a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex’s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.
Backcountry stars Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell, Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop.
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