BACKTRACK

AKA NAZI VENGEANCE (UK) 

AKA BACKTRACK: NAZI REGRESSION (US)

Available on DVD and Netflix in UK

Available on DVD, Blu-ray and VoD in Germany 

Available VoD in Scandinavia

Available on VoD across Asia

US release date to be announced soon

Genre: Psychological Horror

Status: COMPLETED

Director: Tom Sands

Writer: Mick Sands

Producer: Haydn West, Tom Sands

Cast:

  • Julian Glover (Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only)

  • Mark Drake (Night Bus, Game of Thrones)

  • Sophie Barker (The Holly Kane Experiment, Caged)

  • Rosie Akerman  (The More You Ignore Me, Call the Midwife)

  • Miles Jovian (The Haunted House)

Ralph is a 26 year-old regional journalist who’s been having recurring nightmares in German. To help him understand his troubling dreams, his friend Claudia, a 22 year-old hippie, uses her undeveloped psychic powers to give him a profound past-life regression, which floods his mind with memories of being a Nazi commando on a mission in and around the South Downs in 1940.

 

When his visions of that past existence begin to take shape in his current reality, Ralph starts to investigate. In the hope of piecing together his previous life, he goes on a camping trip to the locations he saw in his regression. He is accompanied by Claudia and their respective partners, Andrea and Lucas, who are much more interested in each other than reincarnation.

 

What none of them realise is that the past Ralph is trying to find is now stalking them, and it plans to exact a terrible revenge on all four campers for crimes committed nearly seventy years ago.

 

Backtrack is an intelligent and exciting psychological horror film that explores the dark side of reincarnation and karma. What sins did we commit in our past lives and will we pay for them in this one?

SELECTED PRESS

'There’s lots of interesting flourishes in the visuals – particularly during the hallucinations Ralph experiences with elements of the image become blurred, highlighting the blurring of reality in his mind – and although hardly seen until the climax, veteran Julian Glover is as fabulous as one would expect.'

Starburst Magazine 

 

'This is Tom Sands’ first feature film, and yet [he] shows his talents with a smooth production… the film gains many good marks, once again proving that large budgets (are) not always needed when the screenplay drives a compelling movie… This movie really drives a brutal and realistic storyline, with many special gems, and wonderful cinematography of many moments.’

Rogue Cinema 

 

'This is an original story, well directed and well acted, that should entertain you... it’s nice when you watch something you might not have and end up enjoying it. Excellent job to all involved with this one.'

Brutal as Hell 

 

'[Backtrack] is an ambitious first film from a director with big ideas'

Flickering Myth 

 

'[Backtrack] is a rather interesting thriller indeed... you will be rewarded with a weird tale of crime and punishment where the lines between good and evil are more than just a little blurry, carried by an atmospheric directorial effort'

Search My Trash

© 2011-19 Substantial Films