When Bears Attack: First Trailer for the Nature Thriller 'Backcountry'

February 13, 2015
Source: Apple


Stephen Colbert has always had an inherent fear of bears (at least until he made peace with them before the end of his show), so the latest man vs. nature thriller Backcountry would probably be the most terrifying thing next to encountering a real bear. The film played at TIFF to some pretty solid reviews, and now it's poised to hit limited theaters this spring. The thriller follows Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop as a couple who end up being terrorized by a man-eating bear while on a romantic camping trip. It's clearly a monster tale on the scale of Jaws or Jurassic Park, and if you're timid about camping this won't help. Watch below!

Here's the first trailer for Adam MacDonald's Backcountry, originally from Apple:


Backcountry is written and directed by Adam MacDonald. Hyper-busy executive Jenn (Missy Peregrym) and her sporadically employed boyfriend Alex (Jeff Roop) are preparing to take a break from the big city for a few days of camping. But when they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), wandering through the woods alone, Alex decides to take an impromptu detour — one that leaves them at the mercy of the forest, and god knows what else. The film played at TIFF and hits limited theaters on March 20th.

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


Does anybody remember "The Edge" another man-eating bear film, starring Alex Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins? I haven't seen it in ages, but I remember it having some good moments....the makeshift compass scene comes to mind

TheOct8pus on Feb 13, 2015


Great flick! There was a lot more going on in that movie though. Also the scene where Hopkins amps up Baldwin to fight the bear is the scene I remember most. "What one man can do, another can do!"

Mike on Feb 13, 2015


Hopkins: "Because tonight, I'm gonna kill the mothafucka!"

JBroti on Feb 13, 2015


True - a lot of psychological undertones there...

TheOct8pus on Feb 16, 2015


Haha, I just mentioned that in my comments. That's a great movie! Whenever I store my DVDs on my shelf, I always have "The Edge" and "The Ghosts and the Darkness" together.

JBroti on Feb 13, 2015


With recent movies like Willow Creek, Exists, Bigfoot: Lost Coast Tapes, and Grizzly, it seems like a good time to be a Bigfoot movie fan.

cuckoozey on Feb 13, 2015


This could be good. Don't know the male actor but Missy is very likeable in Rookie Blue.

David Diaz on Feb 13, 2015


Quite enjoyed Missy in Reaper, what's with the strange wood guys accent?

Carpola on Feb 13, 2015



Luke Hanna on Feb 13, 2015


Poor timing with Grizzly coming out too. The trailer even has the same clip at the end. But a big wobbly lip on a bear just aint quite the same as a row of deadly teeth on a cold eating machine like a shark.

Mr Chatterbox on Feb 13, 2015


I won't say it's on the scale of Jurassic Park...more similar to Jaws. I'd rather say, more on the scale of "The Edge". I hope...though I doubt...this opens in Fresno. We did get Black Sea and Birdman, so here's hoping!

JBroti on Feb 13, 2015


Thank you movie poster for giving away the ending. The girl lives and the guy dies....just like every Hollywood horror movie nowadays. The guy is always stupid and acts tough and then dies. And then the cowardly girl somehow manages to escape . Give me a fucking break!

Ryan on Feb 13, 2015


sadly true. lame

harm on Feb 14, 2015


The only monster here is MAAAANNNN!!!

DAVIDPD on Feb 15, 2015


If I was a bear, I'd totally eat that girl..she look delicious.

The Dude on Feb 15, 2015


white people in the woods Hahahhahaha

redskulllives on Feb 16, 2015

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