Toronto: IFC Midnight Picks Up U.S. Rights to Adam MacDonald’s 'Backcountry'

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

The horror film, which stars Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop, made its world premiere in September at the festival

IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Adam MacDonald's Backcountry from Fella Films.

Written and directed by MacDonald, the horror film stars Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell.

Backcountry centers on a busy executive and her sporadically employed boyfriend who take a break from city living for a few days of camping. Following an unsettling encounter with a stranger wandering through the woods alone, they take an impromptu detour that leaves them at the mercy of the wilderness and its ferocious inhabitants.

Backcountry made its world premiere in September at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, where it received rave reviews.

Thomas Michael produced the film, while Jeff Roop, Michael Baker and Brandon Baker executive produced.

Cinetic Media negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.

Later this month, IFC Midnight will release The Babadook, a hot horror title at this year's Sundance.

Read more 'Backcountry': Toronto Review

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