People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An in-depth look at one of the most horrifying legends of the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Director: Dan Marro
Stars: Joan Chak, Laura Kaighn, Dan Marro
Exit Humanity (2011)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man's struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Director: John Geddes
Stars: Brian Cox, Mark Gibson, Dee Wallace
13 Seconds (Video 2003)
Horror | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A group of musicians are trying to film a music video but when the crew starts to turn up dead, the group begins to quesion each others whereabouts.

Director: Jeff Thomas
Stars: April Cole, Danny Petrelli, Kevin Kuras
Amy II (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

With the psychic power of clairvoyance, an extra-sensory perception, Amy starts witnessing haunting visions as her entire Amish village begins to fall into demonic control. An ominous ... See full summary »

Director: Patnaik R.P.
Stars: Christopher Atkins, David Blount, David R. Clayton
The Betsy (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross
13 Gantry Row (TV Movie 1998)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After buying a house, a woman's life is threatened by sinister events that occurred in the house a century previously.

Director: Catherine Millar
Stars: Rebecca Gibney, John Adam, Doris Younane
Masquerade (1965)
Adventure | Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell
The Thing Below (Video 2004)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A top secret drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico raises a dormant alien creature from the depths. Once loose, the creature goes on a murderous rampage.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Billy Warlock, Kurt Max Runte, Catherine Lough Haggquist
You Belong to Me (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A psychologist uses her call-in radio show to help lonesome women but finds out about a killer and when she delves deeper she becomes the next victim.

Director: Paolo Barzman
Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Tony De Santis, Barclay Hope
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Jeffery Dean, Nicollette Sheridan
Falcon Down (2001)
Action | Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

U.S. Air force officer Hank Thomas attempts to expose a military cover-up after a civiian airliner crashes.

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: Dale Midkiff, William Shatner, Judd Nelson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A woman and a man awake in individual white cells in an abandoned prison or mental institution wearing only underwear and without any memory. They hear a strange and creepy noise and decide... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winnick
Stars: James Marsters, Tony Todd, Marc Winnick
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
District Attorney Murphy
...
Ron
...
Mitch
...
...
Kathryn
John Otis ...
Piney Hunter
...
Jones
...
Coroner
D.L. Shroder ...
Cole
...
Anthony (as Jonathan C. Daly)
Robyn Parsons ...
Bobbie
Linda Kenyon ...
Nurse
Michael Maryk ...
The Major
Robert Zappalorti ...
Snakeman Jess
Edit

Storyline

People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Those Who Believe Fear It. Those Who Don't ... Will.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly violence/gore and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 13th Child, Legend of the Jersey Devil  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Batso is one of several iron communities that thrived during our Revolutionary War but became ghost towns when the iron industry moved to Bethlehem, Pa. Popular place for school outings, as is Allaire. Batso tried to make glass after the iron industry but didn't' make it. Glassboro made the switch from iron to glass and still thrives. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandenberg Concerto No. 3: Third Movement
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not very scary
31 October 2002 | by (Mays Landing, NJ) – See all my reviews

I figured that I'd see this since I live in the Pine Barrens and I thought the Jersey Devil would make a good story, but was disappointed.

Besides them making up their own version of the Jersey Devil legend, the movie had other bad points. The acting of most of the people in the movie wasn't very good. The special effects were bad even for a B movie. Also parts of the movie that were supposed to be scary ended up being laughable because of the lousy acting and sound effects.

Most of this could be forgiven as this was a B movie, except the plot made no sense what-so-ever. I talked to some other audience members as we left the theater to see if it was just me who was confused, but they were just as confused as I was.

Currently this is only playing in South Jersey, but I'd wait for it to come to video when it gets near you.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do you believe in the Jersey Devil ? arrenquinha
Is this the movie where... MokaChick
Time Line marctr808
X-Files told this story too Barry-73
Was expecting the worst AskewViewer
Is there???? hit4hmc
Discuss 13th Child (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?