Backcountry / Canada, 2014
Dir: Adam MacDonald



BACKCOUNTRY is a tense thriller about a young couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness. Alex is a seasoned camper while Jenn is… not. After much convincing, she finally agrees to let him take her to one of his favorite spots, the secluded Blackfoot Trail. They push deeper and deeper into the forest, Alex insisting that he remembers the way. However, the further they go, the less certain he becomes. After three days, their path disappears: they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back. When they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level.

“For what it intends to do, BACKCOUNTRY is an almost perfectly realized film, making the best of its humble budget and exploiting its stunning locations to maximum effect. MacDonald is a major talent, who’s now crafted the best Canadian horror movie in ages.” – Fangoria


Length 1h 32'
Language English
Cast Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Eric Balfour
Script Adam MacDonald
Production Fella Films
World sales Event Film
Awards and festivals Toronto, Sitges, Telluride, Palm Springs
Programme Main Programme

Sun, 26.04.

12:15 - Big Hall