Scream Factory will kick off September with not one but two films from their part­ner­ship with IFC Midnight. The first is Backcountry and it tells the tale of a young cou­ple run­ning into dead­ly trou­ble while camp­ing in the Canadian wilder­ness. The oth­er title is The Harvest and deals with a lone­ly young girl dis­cov­er­ing ter­ri­ble secrets while try­ing to make a new friend. Both titles will get blu-ray releas­es with extras. Read on for all the two-fist­ed ter­ror details, includ­ing cov­er art and more plot info…

BACKCOUNTRY

and

THE HARVEST

Two Suspenseful Contemporary Thrillers Available

September 1st, 2015  from Scream Factory

 

This fall, the ten­sion-filled, crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed thrillers Backcountry and The Harvest

make their Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 1st, 2015 from Scream Factory, in part­ner­ship with IFC Midnight. Featuring excit­ing new bonus con­tent includ­ing audio com­men­taries, behind the sce­nes fea­turettes and more, both titles can be pre-ordered now from ShoutFactory.com.

 

BackCntr-bluA tense thriller about a young cou­ple camp­ing in the Canadian wilder­ness, Backcountry is a heart-stop­ping, full-tilt run through dead­ly ter­ri­to­ry. Alex (Jeff Roop, Jekyll + Hyde) is a sea­soned camper, but Jenn (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) is not. But when they real­ize that they have entered bear ter­ri­to­ry, the ter­ror gets turned up to a whole new lev­el.

 

Written and direct­ed by Adam MacDonald,  Backcountry also stars Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Skyline, Haven), Melanie Mullen (Dead Before Dawn 3D) and Nicholas Campbell (The Brood, The Dead Zone).

 

Backcountry Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Adam MacDonald and actors Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

IFC MIDNIGHT EVENT FILM and D FILMS present a FELLA FILMS Production “BACKCOUNTRY”

MISSY PEREGRYM JEFF ROOP with NICHOLAS CAMPBELL and ERIC BALFOUR

Casting by PAUL WEBER Costume Design GINGER MARTINI

Harvest-bluOriginal Score by FRÉRES LUMIÉRES Editor DEV SINGH Production Designer PIERRE BONHOMME

Director of Photography CHRISTIAN BIELZ Line Producer PETER HARVEY

Associate Producer MELANIE MULLEN DAVID SCOTT Executive Producers JEFF ROOP BRANDON BAKER MICHAEL BAKER

Produced by THOMAS MICHAEL Written and Directed by ADAM MACDONALD

 

In his first film in near­ly 15 years, the direc­tor of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the twist­ed sus­pense that made his 1986 debut a hor­ror mile­stone with The Harvest . Deeply unset­tling, The Harvest is a taut psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller that exam­i­nes that hor­rors that can lurk in unsus­pect­ing places.  Maryann (Natasha Calis, The Possession) moves in with her grand­par­ents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lone­ly, the pre­teen sets out to befriend a death­ly ill, bed-rid­den boy (Charlie Tahan, Gotham), despite the out­right dis­ap­proval of his over­pro­tec­tive moth­er (Samantha Morton, Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown). Maryann’s per­sis­tence pays off, how­ev­er, and dur­ing a series of secret vis­its she grad­u­al­ly uncov­ers some seri­ous­ly sin­is­ter goings-on in the house. Showcasing a pow­er­house per­for­mance by Morton that is both utter­ly mon­strous and trag­i­cal­ly des­per­ate, The Harvest also fea­tures an impres­sive per­for­mance by Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel) as the sub­dued sub­ur­ban father.

 

The Harvest Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with direc­tor John McNaughton and pro­duc­er Steven A. Jones

Theatrical Trailer