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Backcountry: Nature Is A Horror!

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Fair disclosure: I saw backcountry in September at the Calgary International Film Festival. It played there as a film made by a Canadian crew – including Alberta director Adam MacDonald – and because it was really, really good. My CIFF review follows the jump.

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Nature Is A Horrorshow Trailer: Backcountry!

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Backcountry, the Alberta-made thriller I reviewed for Eclipse while attending the Calgary International Film Festival in September, has a trailer. Check it out after the jump.

Backcountry opens on March 20th.

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Backcountry: Nature Is A Horror!

One of the more interesting movies I saw at the Calgary International Film Festival last fall, was Backcountry – an unusual horror story in which nature is the real horror.

Backcountry is the first film from Canadian writer/director Adam MacDonald and stars Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue),Jeff Roop (Heartland) and Eric Balfour (Haven). Check out the official synopsis following the jump. Backcountry opens on March 20th.

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CIFF Review: Backcountry: The Horrors of Nature!

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Brad and Jenn are off on a long weekend of enjoying nature – he’s taking her to see a treasured spot from his past – when they unwittingly encroach on the territory of black bear.

Based on a true story, Backcountry is Canadian director Adam MacDonald’s first feature. If quality counts, it won’t be his last.

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After The Meteor Shower – Haven Returns With Mysteries To Burn!

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Over its first three seasons, Syfy’s Haven (Fridays, 10/9C) has quietly built itself up as a consistent, weird, high-quality supernatural series – the network’s best series after the soon-to-end Warehouse 13. After a cliffhanger ending that left the town of Haven suffering from a deadly meteor shower and two of its three lead characters disappearing into god only knows where, the series returns with a time-shift, a few answers, new questions and a couple of intriguing new characters.

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Haven’s Stars Cut Loose On Season Three!

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With Syfy’s Haven (Fridays, 10/9C), beginning its third season on Friday, having quietly become one of the best genre series on television, it only made sense to spend an hour listening to the show’s stars – Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour talk about the upcoming series – and just generally have a great time (seriously, I can’t think of another show whose cast has this much fun talking to bloggers/journalists). Moments of sanity – and additional information – are also supplied by Lloyd Segan

And why not – Haven’s audience has grown from season-to-season and the new season’s first two episodes are terrific!

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Haven: Vengeful Ghosts Reveal The Sins of the Fathers!

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The accompanying blurb with the screener of the second season finale of Haven [Syfy, 10/9C] says that it ‘comes to a shattering conclusion when ghosts rise from the dead – revisiting the living, bringing shocking revelations and seeking revenge.’ This is not hyperbole.

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Small Town on the Maine Coast? Check. Strange Doings? Check. Welcome to Haven!

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Much has been said already, about Syfy’s new series, Haven [Fridays, 10/9C], which premieres this evening. It’s based, loosely, on a short novel by Stephen King – The Colorado King – that featured an unsolved mystery in a town filled with very unusual people.

Into this small town comes FBI Agent Audrey Parker [Emily Rose], who has been assigned to find a local escaped convict. The convict, naturally, has died in what would normally look like an accident if it weren’t for a couple of annoyingly frustrating details. On her way into town, Parker is almost killed when the road in front of here crumbles away, but is saved by Nathan Wuornos [Lucas Bryant], a local detective – a favor that will be returned by the end of the first act.

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TELEVISION: Haven – Syfy’s Excursion into Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid – Is In Production!

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Syfy’s new series, Haven may have sprung from the mind of Stephen King, but its premiere episode [due to run at 9/8C, July 9, 2010] is being shepherded to the small screen by Adam Kane [The Mentalist, Heroes, Pushing Daisies]. Details from the press release follow the jump.

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