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Backtrack Review****-

Cert 15 | 86 mins | 2016

4 stars for this tense and gripping horror/thriller.Backtrack cover

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.

Backtrack Duncan and PeteHe has been doing some referral work seeing patients for his old friend      Dr. Duncan Stewart (Sam Neill – Jurassic Park, Event Horizon) and life seems to be returning to normal.

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 Elizabeth ValentineNow he must dig into his own past and return to his roots to put past demons to rest and work out the reason behind this haunting that threatens his very sanity.

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.

Backtrack RailwayIt is quite understated in it’s filming style, which makes the suspense all the greater and it really does keep you guessing until right at the very end.

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.”

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Backtrack is available to buy on digital download and DVD from 14th March 2016.

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DirectorMichael Petroni
GenreHorror, thriller
StarringAdrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, George Shevtsov, Chloe Bayliss
Available to buy on : Own Backtrack on DVD
Category: Digital, dvd, film, Review