Living near the Canadian border, I can tell you the forests can be a vicious predator. I’ve heard a lot of stories, meet a lot of people that have had harrowing experiences in them. None to this extent mind you, but bear attacks, getting lost does happen, broken legs caused by falls does occur on regular bases.
From the trailer it looks like a Furry Jaws, Deliverance, Grey boilermaker, which is fine with this guy. Let us know in the comments below if you’re itching to a hike with ‘BACKCOUNTRY’.
Starring: Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour, and Nicholas Campbell
Opening in theaters & VOD March 20th.
Based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY follows an urban couple who go 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 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.