BARRICADE Out on DVD and Blu-ray September 25th
A father’s quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival in BARRICADE. From the director of the zombie comedy FIDO comes this scary-looking PG-13 horror film.
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For seasoned actor Eric McCormack, the role of Terrance Shade was one of the most challenging of his career. Appearing in virtually every scene, it was both a physically and emotionally demanding role for McCormack. As a busy psychiatrist, Terrance is struggling to adjust to life as a widowed father whose main concern is the safety and well-being of his young children. The children, as well, must come to grips with having lost their principal caretaker, a fun-loving and devoted mother and, at the same time, get closer to a father they’ve never truly bonded with.
“One of the interesting things about Barricade,” notes director Andrew Currie, “is you are never really sure what’s real. What he’s seeing, at a certain point, he realizes is possibly not quite true. So, that becomes really exciting.”
A holiday in the mountains is an opportunity for the Shade family to accept their tragic loss and start anew. Little do they know they’ll all be tested in unimaginable ways. Apart
from their fun-filled first night at the cabin and a snowball fight the following morning, the family experiences events that would frighten the most fearless. The harrowing ordeal they are faced with, and ultimately survive, forces Terrance to overcome his fears and truly understand what it means to be a parent.
The most challenging part of the BARRICADE shoot took place during the first four days of filming at Mannin Provincial Park, an all-season recreation area consisting of rugged forest-clad mountains, alpine meadows and lakes and rivers. Just a three-hour drive east of Vancouver, British Columbia the expansive park is located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, a popular winter destination for both Alpine and Nordic skiing. When filming on BARRICADE in mid-March, the winter season was still in full force with an abundance of snow Filming took place in and around the Manning Park Ski Resort, a setting that proved to be a perfect doubl for a snowy Rocky Mountain hideaway. The Alpine style chalet used as the cozy cabin where the Shade family spends their Christmas vacation already existed on the resort property. Only the woodshed featured in the story had to be constructed at this location. Shooting began bright and early and usually went until the early hours of the morning when temperatures were at their coldest. Cold weather attire was a must for crew members. Cast members were forced to bundle up in parkas during rehearsals and in between takes. Daytime temperatures were steady at around 36° and nighttime temperatures dropped to an average of 26°, providing conditions that were physically challenging since the majority of filming at this location took place outside and at night. While Conner Dwelly who plays the daughter Cynthia and Ryan Grantham, who plays her younger brother Jake, appeared to be least affected by the weather conditions, the freezing nighttime temperatures were particularly challenging for Jody Thompson. In one scene, shot late at night, the actress was required to walk across a snow drift wearing nothing but a flimsy dress, a thermal underlay and flesh-colored, form-fitting neopreme booties. “So she was pretty but it was a concern for her, especially on her legs and feet and hands. So what we tried to do is just shoot as quickly as possible, obviously, and she was great and she nailed it each time.” Both cast and crew took the weather conditions in stride and many commented that the pristine wilderness, scenic beauty and clean air were a welcome respite from the congestion of the city. Aside from the bitter cold, for the most part, the weather was cooperative, with sunny skies and little precipitation. In fact, there were times during particular scenes when it snowed right on cue, much to the delight of the director and the special effects crew “We were really worried we wouldn’t get enough but three days before we were going to shoot, there was a huge snowfall and we ended up having too much snow. So we actually had to bring bulldozers in to remove it all.
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