• Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

“Backcountry” is a survival horror film released in 2014. The movie follows a young couple, Alex () and Jenn (), who embark on a camping trip in the Canadian wilderness. As they venture deeper into the woods, they become lost and encounter a dangerous black bear. With no means of communication and limited supplies, Alex and Jenn must fight for survival against the elements and the bear.


“Backcountry” is a tense and intense survival horror film that effectively captures the terror of being lost in the wilderness. The direction by is skillful, and he creates a sense of claustrophobia and isolation that is palpable. The performances by and are convincing and add to the film's sense of realism. The movie's use of practical effects and the real-life dangers of the Canadian wilderness make it a visceral and chilling viewing experience.


“Backcountry” was not a major award contender, but it received positive critical acclaim. The movie won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Whistler Film Festival and was nominated for Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.


“Backcountry” received positive reviews from critics and became a cult classic in the horror genre. The film has a 6.0/10 rating on IMDb and a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its realistic portrayal of survival in the wilderness and its unflinching depictions of the brutality of nature have made it a favorite among horror fans. Despite its relatively low profile, “Backcountry” is a must-see for anyone who enjoys survival horror and intense, visceral cinema.

Directed by
Produced by Thomas Michael
Written by
Starring ,
Music by Frères Lumières
Cinematography Christian Bielz
Edited by Dev Singh
Distributed by IFC Midnight
Release date September 8, 2014 (TIFF) March 20, 2015 (United States) August 14, 2015 (Canada)
Running time 92 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Box office $71,874

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