So what if we’re still exhausted from tackling the beast that was Comic-Con? There’s work to be done, damn it, and we are soldiers. Next up… word of the Scream Factory and IFC Midnight’s releases of Backcountry and The Harvest.
From the Press Release:
This fall, the tension-filled, critically acclaimed thrillers Backcountry and The Harvest
make their Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 1, 2015, from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Featuring exciting new bonus content including audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.
A 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).
- Audio Commentary with writer/director Adam MacDonald and actors Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop
- Still Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
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.
- Audio Commentary with director John McNaughton and producer Steven A. Jones
- Theatrical Trailer