Man Vs. Giant Bear in Horror Film Backcountry

The trailer of this wildlife adventure was released yesterday by IFC. Wild animals have very often been the subjects of horror films. Some of the notable horrors depicting these creatures are Black Water (Crocodile), Ghost of the Darkness (Lions) and Frozen (Wolf).

Adam Macdonald has written and directed this film titled Backcountry, which shows the fight for survival of a couple in the Canadian wilderness. The film features Texas Chainshaw Massacre star Eric Balfour with Missy Peregrym.

An urban couple goes camping in the Canadian wilderness – where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), 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 (Eric Balfour), 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 breaking point.

The trailer of the film looks promising especially the locations and there is some spectacular cinematography. The film was featured in Toronto horror film festival in the official selection and now slated for a March’2015 release.

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