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A man takes his family on a camping trip and becomes convinced they are being stalked by the legendary monster of the New Jersey Pine Barrens: the Jersey Devil.

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This movie is about the Vineyard family and their trip to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. There is a legend that the Jersey Devil lives in these woods. It came about after a woman known as Mother Leeds had 13 children, but she offered up the 13th child to the Devil so she and her other children didn't have to leave their house as they were going to be forced out by the town folk because she was having too many kids in the area back in the 1700s. So it's now the present, and the Vineyard family are going to camp there so the father (Stephen Moyer) can release his father's ashes. But while there they hear that someone has gone missing, and Richard (Moyer) thinks it's the work of the Jersey Devil. So they move their camp site to get away from the rest of the campers only to find that they're in more trouble than they were before. But is the legend of the Jersey Devil real, or is it just another story? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The terrifying legend of the Jersey Devil is alive.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Devil in the Woods  »

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This film was originally going to be shot in twenty days. However, two days were lost to severe rain, so it was filmed in eighteen days instead. See more »

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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Dream My Darling
Written by Jon Scott Edwards and Lynda Kay Parker
Performed by Lynda Kay Parker (as Lynda Kay)
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low on horror but still some gory moments
14 May 2014 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I have said it a thousand times and this time it isn't different, if you put on front the title from the makers of then mostly you know that it isn't going to be a good thing. Here we have Darren Lynn Bousman as the director known for a few entries in the Saw franchise.

This is something completely different. Don't think that you will have a torture porn in your hands, this is in fact a creature feature somehow. The acting was rather good and that makes it watchable because sometimes it was a bit lame story wise. What I was rather surprised from was the use of some gory moments. Still, it must have been a low budget because the intestines from animals and humans all looked the same. The only thing that annoyed me was the accent from Stephen Moyer of True Blood fame. He is indeed British but somehow playing a Brit it sounded more somewhere between British and a Southern accent.

If you are into a no-brainer then this is a must see but to say it was scary, no it never was.

Gore 1,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2?5/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5


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