Backcountry

2014

Action  Adventure  Drama  Horror  Thriller  

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Uploaded By: OTTO
July 11, 2019 at 7:58 am

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Cast

Eric Balfour as Brad
Jeff Roop as Alex
720p 1080p
BluRay
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
P/S 55 / 238
BluRay
1920*800
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
P/S 72 / 256

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Difficult to watch, its hard being scared when you can't see anything

Greetings again from the darkness. When the poster for a new movie compares itself to a genuine classic like JAWS, it immediately evokes skepticism and doubt. The first feature film from writer/director Adam MacDonald is based on a true story and somehow blends elements of horror and man vs. nature into a suspense-filled, gory, survivalist tale of a messy relationship.Alex (Jeff Roop) has romantic visions as he and girlfriend Jenn (Missy Peregrym) head off into a Canadian Provincial Park for backpacking and camping. Alex can't wait to show his citified girl his favorite lake lookout ? the place he used to hike in his youth. It doesn't take long for the cracks to start showing- both in the relationship and in Alex's outdoorsman skills. With the slow build of dread, we know the couple is headed for something unpleasant ? thanks to the preview, and the fact that a movie about a relaxing camping trip would be pretty boring.The Park Ranger (Nicholas Campbell) just shakes his head as Alex refuses his offer of a trail map ? a not so subtle jab at men for never asking directions. That combined with Alex poking fun at Jenn's road flare, bear spray and cell phone usage provide the foreshadowing necessary for any viewers who appreciate being told where the story is headed. After a canoe ride, the couple hikes to the camp site where they encounter their first brush with nature: a rugged Irish guide (Eric Balfour) who offers his catch of the day served with a heavy dose of machismo. We are left to wonder if and when and how this creepy dude might again appear.Of course, it's only a matter of time until the couple is lost and we (and they) realize that's the least of their concerns. See, their lack of communication has landed them right in the middle of black bear country ? hungry black bears. A couple's worst nightmare (a weekend with an incompatible partner) turns into a camper's worst nightmare (being hunted by a bear). It's at this point that Ms. Peregrym takes over the movie and we finally have someone to pull for.Director MacDonald does follow the Jaws template in teasing us with danger and not showing the bear until deep into the movie, but any other comparison would be quite a stretch. Still, there is plenty of tension and we even get that odd line between horror and humor ? involving Jenn's diamond grab in the heat of the moment. Nothing is held back in the fight between man and bear, and we see more than enough in the aftermath.The park makes for an incredibly beautiful setting and a stunning backdrop for hiking and canoeing and bear fighting. The film could have been titled "Dummies Go Camping", but really the commentary on modern relationships is probably more telling than the reminder of Nature's power. Finally, a tip of the cap to Mr. MacDonald for including the Dwight Twilley song "Looking for the Magic" in the initial car trip ? great song and fitting to the theme.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Relationships can be a bear

I didn't feel this was a terrible film. There were a few moments that were really emotionally uncomfortable. The special effects were gritty and believable which isn't always the case with a bear carnage movie. The movie lagged at points, but they achieved getting me to really root for the living character. I liked the fact that this was based on true events and the director didn't take artistic liberty to make the bear more monstrous. The bear was just being a bear and just like with sharks...we are not atop the food chain in their environment! Bear maulings do happen. These two were not prepared for this overwhelming attack!! I also think anyone who does not use a compass and a map while camping can be classified as total idiots!! I would have my own map even if someone else said they are bringing one. Don't people watch horror movies? Someone always loses the map! Just ask The Blair Witch! She plans on it happening. It does not matter how well you know the area. Take a map! The film captured the pure horror of being in the middle of nowhere and experiencing crisis. Are any of us really prepared when encountering a hunt and we are being the prey of large toothy beasts?! This movie answers that question with a resounding NO! Camping anyone?

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Bear with it!

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Very Fun. I Recommend

I know some have said this is reminiscent of The Edge, but only because it has a bear. With that said, they make more use of the fear of the bear rather than the bear itself. It is in the movie, and the killing is very gory -- much more than I thought a low-budget would be capable of doing -- and it is very realistic. I wanted to cover my eyes, but they did such a good job on that scene, I couldn't.I'm glad it's not really like The Edge. If I want to watch that movie, I'll turn that on. This was different in many aspects, so good on the filmmakers for that.The acting was very good. I've heard of but never seen Missy Perygrim in anything before, and I can tell I've missed out on watching a very good actress. Her acting stood out big time in this.I'm not sure what the point of Eric Balfour's character (Brad) was. He came out acting really creepy, especially when he left the two stars.I liked the movie, I'll watch again, and I recommend. I haven't seen many good bear-attack movies. The Edge was great, but that was a high-budget film. I thought "Grizzly" was the runner up to The Edge, but this movie blows "Grizzly" out of the water. This was much more realistic.My one real problem with this movie was it kinda dragged. I understand they wanted to build the characters and also throw in the fear of being lost in the woods, but this is a bear-attack movie. They didn't really introduce the bear until about 46-50 minutes into a 90 minute movie.I gave this a 7-star rating. The acting, directing, cinematography were all good. And the bear deserved an Oscar. lol

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EyesRed July 12, 2019 at 4:14 am

Thanks, nice to have you back OTTO

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RedFrog July 11, 2019 at 9:01 pm

Solid movie, thanks!

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funkymunky July 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Ah, I remember this movie now that I see it has Missy Peregrym in it. Seen it on cable a couple years ago. Thanks for sharing.

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ASTRO7 July 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Watching this tonight :), thanks for the upload. Keep uploading movies like this.

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zorg2 July 11, 2019 at 8:53 am

Thanks OTTO, seems like it's worth watching.