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Backcountry (2014)

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An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.



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Cast overview:
... Alex
... Jenn
... Ranger
... Brad


An urban couple 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... Written by Producer

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some gruesome creature violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the true story of Jacqueline Perry and Mark Jordan, who in 2005 were attacked by a bear at a campsite in the provincial park about 80 kilometers north of Chapleau, Ontario (Canada). See more »


Near the beginning, the main characters take a selfie shot with a BlackBerry Bold. This isn't possible because the BlackBerry Bold does not have a selfie camera. See more »


Alex: You know we'll be lucky to see anything bigger than a chipmunk, right?
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References Legend (1985) See more »


Looking For The Magic
Written and Performed by Dwight Twilley (as Dwight Twilley Band)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, under exclusive license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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15 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Came across this film by accident as a late night time killer to pass the time before bed. I am giving this film a 10. Not because it is that good, but because it is a realistic horror film that hits home with me. I am an outdoors kind of guy, and spend a lot of time in areas that consist of black, brown and Grizzly bears. Always have known they were dangerous, but this movie struck the fear in me. It made me really think about what would happen if I was ever in a situation like the characters were in, and what the terror would feel like. THEN, to find out this was a true story, and it does actually happen, I will never go into a hunting or camping trip again without at least a .45 on my hip. Two thumps up for this Canadian horror, changed my perspective on what these animals are capable of. Very unexpected!

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