Word of yet another exciting new project coming out of Cannes today ... As a Northeasterner, it was impossible to get away from the legend of the Jersey Devil of the Pine Barrens. While a few movies have attempted to capture the story's spookiness, none has really succeeded.
Enter director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother's Day, 11-11-11). Him doing a creature feature? We are all over it! Bring on the 13th child! Read on for plot details.
Despite their reluctance, Richard Marlow takes his wife, Cynthia; their young son, Danny; and his teenage daughter, Sadie to the Pine Barrens for a long weekend of camping and family bonding. As they arrive at the Wharton State Forest, a mutilated deer runs out into the road, nearly colliding with the Marlows' car. Later that evening, another bloodied animal falls from a tree. Bad turns to worse when, in the middle of the night, a college boy camping nearby disappears into the woods. Nevertheless, Richard presses the family to hike further into the forest to the spot where he used to camp with his father. He is feverish, and a past wound on his arm appears badly infected, but when it begins to rain, there is no turning back. Richard's sickness soon becomes debilitating; his headaches turn to hallucinations. What's worse, he believes there is something stalking themÖsomething with yellow eyes, pointed horns, and the wings of a bat - THE JERSEY DEVIL. The disfigured bodies of the missing camper and another college boy soon turn up. The Marlows must fight for their lives as the horrifying answer reveals itself in a shocking and tragic conclusion.