Backtrack is an Australian horror film, written and directed by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief, The Rite).
It tells the story of a psychologist named Peter Bower (Adrien Brody – Houdini, The Pianist), who has moved back to his home town following the tragic death of his daughter in an accident. His wife Carol (Jenni Baird – The 4400, Alien Trespass) is distraught but Pete is trying to put his life back together.
However, he begins to notice some strange discrepancies in his patients stories and with the arrival of young girl Elizabeth Valentine (Chloe Bayliss – Reef Doctors) he comes to realise that his patients are in fact all long dead.
Backtrack is a very enjoyable film, atmospheric and compelling to watch. The acting is really good, as you would expect of Adrien Brody and Sam Neill and there are also stand out performances from Robin McLeavy as the local cop and George Stevtsov as Peters father.
If you are a fan of psychological horror then this will be right up your street, cleverly written with a shocking twist at the end. Well worth adding to your collection.
“Listen. Some memories are so unacceptable, we’ll do anything we can to forget them and if that doesn’t work, we change them. Look at you, you barely remember your own daughter’s death.”
Backtrack is available to buy on digital download and DVD from 14th March 2016.