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The Barrens -- A weekend getaway turns murderous at the Wharton State Pine Barrens, as a family starts to believe they've encountered the legendary Jersey Devil. Starring Stephen Moyer (TV's TRUE BLOOD).
The Barrens -- 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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Writer (WGA):
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The terrifying legend of the Jersey Devil is alive.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stephen Moyer ... Richard Vineyard

Mia Kirshner ... Cynthia Vineyard

Allie MacDonald ... Sadie Vineyard

Peter DaCunha ... Danny Vineyard

David Keeley ... Sheriff Winters (as David W. Keeley)

Erik Knudsen ... Ryan

Shamier Anderson ... Dave

Max Topplin ... Zach

Michael Copeman ... Wyatt Burns

Shawn Ashmore ... Dale

Athena Karkanis ... Erica

J. LaRose ... Ranger Bob

Chantelle Chung ... Laura

Naomi Snieckus ... Monica

Matt Baram ... Kyle

Marty Adams ... Peter Luther

Demore Barnes ... Deputy Ranger
Francois Dagenais ... Jersey Devil
Jason Detheridge ... Jersey Devil

Dennis Long ... Cop
Tatiana Ivanova ... Mother Leeds
John Fleming ... Young Richard
Kathy Maloney ... Field Reporter
Lina Giornofelice ... Police Psychologist

Directed by
Darren Lynn Bousman 
Writing credits
Darren Lynn Bousman (written by)

Produced by
Armen Aghaeian .... co-producer
Darren Lynn Bousman .... producer
Jon Campfens .... executive producer
Sean E. DeMott .... executive producer
Peter Denomme .... executive producer (as Pete Denomme)
John M. Eckert .... producer
Kevin Kasha .... executive producer
Thomas M. Kastelz .... executive producer
Shara Kay .... co-producer
Robert Khachatooriyan .... executive producer
Edmund Mokhtarian .... associate producer
Edward Mokhtarian .... executive producer
Stephen Moyer .... co-producer
Steve Ruff .... executive producer
Richard Saperstein .... producer
Thomas Vencelides .... executive producer
Brian Witten .... producer
Original Music by
Bobby Johnston 
Cinematography by
Joseph White 
Film Editing by
Erin Deck 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Production Design by
David Hackl 
Art Direction by
Peter Mihaichuk 
Set Decoration by
Mike Leandro 
Costume Design by
Laura Montgomery 
Makeup Department
Damon Bishop .... special makeup effects artist
Onna Chan .... key makeup and hair: Pickering
François Dagenais .... prosthetics coordinator
Jason Detheridge .... special makeup effects artist
Verity Fiction .... assistant makeup artist
Paulina Harcus .... key hair stylist (as Paulina Jara-Harcus)
Kelly Kavanagh .... makeup department head
Fina Khan .... assistant hair stylist
A.J. Lee .... creature effects artist
Steve Newburn .... creature effects artist
Tenille Shockey .... special makeup effects artist
Monik Walmsley .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Brian Campbell .... unit production manager: Pickering
John M. Eckert .... unit production manager
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production supervisor
Nancy Valle .... executive in charge of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rocco Gismondi .... first assistant director: Pickering
Alejandro Valbuena .... second assistant director
David Warry-Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lisa Kimmerley .... art department trainee
Mario Moreira .... property master
Marc Perlov .... on set dresser
Julian Peters .... property master: Pickering
Julian Peters .... set decorator: Pickering
Richard Snider .... greens person
Richard Snider .... key greens
Terrance Zdunich .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Andrea Agro .... foley assistant
Scott Bell .... epk sound
Tom Bjelic .... sound designer
Peter S. Carlstedt .... adr mixer
Mark Dejczak .... assistant sound editor
Dermain Finlayson .... dialogue editor
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Katie Halliday .... sound effects editor
Michael LaCroix .... sound mixer
Stephen Marian .... sound mixer: Pickering
Dave Mercel .... foley artist
Steve Moore .... sound re-recording mixer
Brandon Prodger .... sound re-recording mixer
Daryl Purdy .... boom operator
James Robb .... assistant sound editor (as Jimmy Robb)
Bob Rouse .... boom operator: Pickering
Lucas Roveda .... re-recording assistant
Paul Sacco .... dolby sound consultant
Rob Sinko .... adr mixer
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor (as John Smith)
Marilee Yorston .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Jason Derushie .... special effects makeup
Effi Kay .... special effects second assistant
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Brodie Spaull .... effects key
Brodie Spaull .... special effects first assistant
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... animator
David Alexander .... cg artist
Kemal Ally .... compositor
Don Asido .... i.t. manager
Don Asido .... systems admistrator
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer (as Pete Denomme)
Pablo José Fuertes .... visual effects supervisor: Malditochroma VFX
Soledad García .... visual effects artist
Steve Villa Gonzalo .... data wrangler
Gudrun Heinze .... compositor
Jason Kozsurek .... compositor
Romina Lareu .... post production coordinator: Malditochroma VFX
Jef Lonn .... compositor
Martin López Funes .... executive producer: Malditochroma VFX
Kevin McBride .... compositor
Jason Richard Miller .... visual effects producer: Skull Tree FX (as Jason R Miller)
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator
Nick Paulozza .... imaging supervisor
Jerrad Pulham .... dustbuster
Brandon Rogers .... animator
Brandon Rogers .... cg artist
Brandon Rogers .... compositor
Joel Skeete .... compositor
Andrew Smith .... animator
Andrew Smith .... cg artist
Ignacio Suárez Rubio .... lead compositor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
William G. Wright .... visual effects artist
Marcelo Santiago Yañes .... visual effects artist
Dana Jones .... stunt double: Mia Kirschner
Kevin Rushton .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Allen .... fourth electric
Michael Bailey .... first assistant camera: Pickering
Laurence Bortnick .... first assistant camera (as Laurence Bortick)
Brandon Breen .... third grip
Far Dada .... best boy grip
Michael Galbraith .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Galbraith .... key gaffer
Angel Gonzalez .... second assistant camera (as Angel Gonzalez Jnr)
Brad Hruboska .... camera operator/steadicam (as Brad Hubroska)
Sue Johnson .... camera trainee
Martin Julian .... director of photography: Pickering
Christos Kalohorides .... still photographer
Camille Kennedy .... grip: Pickering
George Lomaga .... epk videographer
Rod MacNeil .... third electric (as Rob McNeil)
Rob McDonald .... gaffer: Pickering
Jassen Paradeta .... fourth grip
Ken Pickett .... dolly grip
Michael Plant .... generator operator
Nick Reid .... key grip: Pickering
Jesse Stanley .... key grip
Tom Taylor .... electrician
John Walsh .... best boy gaffer
Phil Whitfield .... best boy gaffer
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
Greg Winterton .... second assistant camera: Pickering
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nola Chaters .... assistant set costume supervisor
Rachel Ford .... assistant costume designer
Rachel Ford .... costume set supervisor
Kimberly Forrest .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
John Bardswich .... digital intermediate project manager
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Kevin Downer .... digital intermediate assistant editor
Evan Fisher .... assistant editor: LA
Pietro Gallo .... digital intermediate editor
Angela Jekums .... first assistant editor
James Kwiatkowski .... project manager: technicolor
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate assistant editor
Eric Myles .... digital intermediate editor
Ryan Ruskay .... dailies colourist
Lorraine Samuel .... post production supervisor
Alison Schouten .... digital intermediate assistant
Hunter M. Via .... editor: LA
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Phoebe Bridgers .... vocals
Sean E. DeMott .... music supervisor
Marc Doten .... musician: bass, strings
Greg Ellis .... musician: drums, percussion
John Krovoza .... musician: cello, viola
Transportation Department
David Ballentine .... driver
John Coles .... head driver
Gord Drennan .... transportation co-captain
Bob Geeves .... driver
Ted Nobles .... transportation coordinator
Elsa Scruton .... transportation coordinator: Pickering
Shauna Van Sickle .... driver
Phil Zita .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Christine Aonso .... assistant: D. Bousman
Marc Barson .... executive in charge of business affairs
John Berger .... armorer (as John 'Frenchie' Berger)
Lisa Burling .... script supervisor (as Liza Burling)
Jane Conway .... dog wrangler
Bonnie Corey .... production accountant
Nadia Day .... assistant post-production accountant
John W. Eckert .... production office assistant
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Tim Height .... wrangler: cougar
Violetta Hessing .... assistant dog wrangler
Sara Holmes .... post-production accountant
Anders Johnson .... production office assistant
Steven Kalb .... insurance
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Keith Large .... unit location manager
Dennis Long .... stand-in
Melody MacDougall .... stand-in
Stephanie Massarella .... trainee assistant accountant
Fraser Milner Casgrain .... legal services: Canada
Mark Moore .... unit location manager: Pickering
Sue Nelson .... payroll accountant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Karen Powell .... insurance
Keitha M. Redmond .... production coordinator: Pickering
Jeff Reilly .... production assistant
JoAnne Rivers .... production office coordinator
Andreas Schneider .... location production assistant
Carlos Serrano .... documentarian
Joan Valeriote .... on-set teacher
Micah Warry-Smith .... third assistant director
Ruben Winkler .... insurance
Ani Aghaeian .... special thanks
Jake Akuna .... special thanks
Kerim Banka .... special thanks
Laura Bousman .... special thanks
Cindy Chen .... special thanks
Pamela DaCunha .... special thanks
Chris Davis .... special thanks
Moira Holmes .... special thanks
Carla Karwel .... special thanks
Arineh Khachatoorians .... special thanks
Tanya Mallean .... special thanks
John Perrin .... special thanks
Julie Prud'homme .... special thanks
Jeff Reilly .... special thanks
Raychell Ruff .... special thanks
Michele Sanchez .... special thanks
Jim Sternberg .... special thanks
Josh Thomashow .... special thanks
Lisa Wolofsky .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and language
94 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Starts boring, gets mediocre and ends terrible, 9 January 2015
Author: derbo73 from Germany

It's not the worst horror movie I have seen and I wished it wasn't a horror movie at all. Basically the "Legend" of the Jersey Devil is just a badly integrated background plot, anything would have done the job here, even a story about a wild bear going rampant...

The opening scenes are like in every B-grade horror movie, a pair wandering through the woods, getting lost, finding strange things and then a sudden cut and the actual movie begins. Of course at the home of a (not so) happy family preparing for a camping trip. After finishing the movie I felt the opening scene completely useless, it does not even set the right mood for the movie that follows.

As the story develops (painfully slowly) we find that the patchwork family is pretty normal, although the amount of problems presented here is a bit too much in my opinion. There are some small references (or should I say stolen ideas) to characters and stereotypes from other great horror movies and authors of the past. You soon learn that the father is a bit stressed out and is pushing the family to some personal goal, not a camping trip.

This is actually the only thing that was kind of well done in this movie. The "secret" about the father and what drives him is well embedded and this part of the story told in a good pace. What couldn't believe is that a living father would ever endanger his family in such a way he does, long before he lost control about his decisions. That guy neglects every signal of impeding danger and he ignores every helping hand, even from his beloved ones. This is too much story crunching and totally unreal.

The middle part of the movie is still the best part, as the plot gets denser and things start to happen. When all hell breaks loose I didn't believe in a monster flick anymore and it felt good. It was way more proper to see this movie as a psychological (horror) thriller...and then the final scenes happened.

Everyone screams too much, stumbles over invisible branches on the floor all the time and a silly scene with a shotgun hobo and a wild cat are added to prolong the really idiotic last scene that spoils the entire movie. Or one could say it completes the circle as the final scene fits very well with the opening scene. Both belong into a C- movie while the middle part is, though over-constructed and a bit far stretched, quite good compared to the rest.

It felt like two movies, the monster version is something I wish I hadn't seen at all, while the middle part had some Hitchcockian elements.

Stephen Moyer and Mia Kirshner play their roles solid and in the last part of the movie really convincingly. The kids, well, Allie MacDonald seems to stay a TV series actress for good reason, I hoped for more but it seems beyond here capability. DeCunha plays Danny Boy like on drugs, don't know what to expect here in the future.

So, the Devil story was silly and the movie will disappoint horror and thriller fans alike. Camera was quite good in some parts, the rest was constructed to uncaring that I wouldn't actually recommend this movie to anyone.

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