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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.





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 ... Laura
Naomi Snieckus ... Monica
Matt Baram ... Kyle


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


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 »


References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »


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A very cool idea but like most movies lately the idea is better then the movie. Not awful but also pretty cookie cutter. I say C+
10 October 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"The deer, his antlers, it wasn't the fence that tore them off...it was the Leed's Devil...Jersey Devil." Richard (Moyer) is a father who can feel his family slipping away. They don't do anything together anymore so he decides to pack them all up and drive them out to the woods where he went as a kid for a weekend camping trip. When they get there the hear of a missing person. Richard begins to wonder if the stories he heard about the Jersey Devil are true. This is a movie for true horror fans only. The movie is pretty slow and not very original but on the other hand it is a very neat idea. The biggest problem with this is that once again the idea of the movie is better then the movie itself. The idea of the Jersey Devil is something that is made for a horror movie, but to me this one was just to slow and not really scary enough to fully expand on the "legend" of the devil. This movie really just boiled down to a family going crazy in the woods, which has been done over and over. Fans of the "Hunters" or even "Wrong Turn" may like this but to me it was just too slow and un-original to fully enjoy. Overall, another movie that had a really good idea but ended up being a cookie cutter horror movie. I give it a C+.

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Release Date:

15 March 2013 (Turkey) See more »

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Jersey Devil See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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