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The Barrens (2012)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Chantelle Chung ... Laura
Naomi Snieckus ... Monica
Matt Baram ... Kyle
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Jersey Devil See more »

Company Credits

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A majority of the scenes were done in a single take. See more »

Goofs

When the family first arrives at the campground, as they are parking the SUV, you can see Pennsylvania license plates on the front of the SUV. Pennsylvania vehicles only have license plates on the back, they do not have tags on the front. See more »

Connections

References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Denied
Written by Shawn Albro
Performed by Hopes Funeral
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Not very good
23 October 2012 | by richard-bold2See all my reviews

Before I watch a film, I tend to check IMDb. Sadly,the negatives always prove right. Especially with 'The Barrens'.

This film had a positive review, but I struggle to see why.

OK, I like a good low-budget film (e.g. Carriers), but this was too much. The director did try to create tension - a teenage daughter, protecting a young child, a possibly errant wife, etc., but it all amounted to nothing.

I found myself second-guessing the dialogue, and the story. After an hour of suffering, I gave up.

A nice try, but try harder.


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