Earlier this year we learned that IFC Films had scooped up the U.S. rights to Adam MacDonald's survival thriller BACKCOUNTRY, with plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD March 20. We followed up that bit of news with some new stills from the tale of a couple unknowingly entering bear territory, and today we've got a new trailer to share with ya.
Based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY is set for a March 20th release; it follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness —where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears.
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 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE’s Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell, Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop.