The Barrens

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Darren Lynn Bousman
Production: Anchor Bay Films
94 min

( birds chirping )

( crows cawing )

( woodpecker pecking )

So teII me again

why we're awake.

Come on. Where are you

gonna see this in the city?

Uh, nowhere. That's why

I choose to Iive in the city

and not in the middIe

of the woods.

- l need a coffee.

- I think there's a Starbucks up here,

- so we're going to be good.

- Starbucks? Are you serious?

- You got to admit this is amazing.

- No. I have to admit that we're Iost

- and we shouIdn't be awake.

- Okay. We are not lost.

Do you hear that?

- Nope. Nothing.

- Yeah, exactIy.

Where are aII the birds?

lt's really quiet.

I don't know, babe.

Maybe they're stiII sIeeping.

Like we shouId be.

Come on, Iet's take a nap.

- No. We're not taking a nap. Come on.

- Just a teeny tiny one.

Just a IittIe further, okay?

- l need a minute. Nature calls.

- AII right. Just hurry up, babe.

- We got to keep moving.

- You have somepIace to be?

( fIies buzzing )

Oh, my God.

- Hey, Dale--

- Erica, stop! Don't come down here.

- What? Why?

- Just stop!

DaIe, you're scaring me.

What's going on?

DaIe, what the heII is aII this?

Yeah, there's been

some sort of accident.

No, I don't know.

We're about a miIe

off the Camp Nash Line.

- ( Iow squeaI )

- DaIe?

( Iow growI )

Erica, quickIy and quietIy

back up. Come on.

DaIe, what is it?

- ( growling )

- Run! Go! Go!

DaIe, what is it?!

DaIe, what is it?!

- ( grunting )

- Erica:
What is it?!

- Jesus, DaIe!

- Go!

- ( grunting )

- Dale!

Erica, get up! Come on!

Come on, wake up!

Come on, get up! Come on!

Shh. Okay. Okay.

Okay. Stay here.

( crow cawing )

( wings fIapping )

Thought I saw the Jersey DeviI

Up the road and around the bend

Thought I saw the Jersey DeviI

Dancing in his moccasins

Won't Ieave my home, Mister

13th chiId of Mother Leeds

He's come back

and he's hunting for something

Wonder what

the Jersey DeviI needs

Hey, hey, Mama,

better cIose your window

Take that peach pie off of the siII

Well, that Jersey Devil

has got a sweet tooth on him

Never been known to get his fiII

WeII, I thought I saw

the Jersey Devil

Up the road and around the bend

Thought I saw the Jersey DeviI

Dancing in his moccasins

Every man and woman,

every chiId on Sunday

Looks up to the preacher man

Waits for him

to teII them something

They can finaIIy understand

WeII, I thought I saw

the Jersey Devil

Up the road and around the bend

I thought I saw the Jersey DeviI

Dancing in his moccasins.




Ready to go, kiddo?

We taIked about this,

Danny boy.

He's been gone for over a week.

He's coming home.

He was oId.

l don't want to go,

not without Oscar.

( heavy metaI music pIaying )

Hold me

I find it hard to bear...

l can't believe

you're missing Ben's party.

I know. This camping thing

is cruel and unusual.

Well, l'm taking

myseIf out again

Won't Iet your god

frown on me...


The car's packed

and we're ready to go.

- Hi, Mrs. Vineyard.

- Hey.

- Sadie, Iet's--

- Okay.

You can teII my dad

l'll be right down.

- You're such a bitch.

- I am a princess compared to her.

( sighs )

( gasps )

- Sorry.

- Car's packed.

She isn't.

Why are you making her go

when she doesn't wanna come?

She's being a teenager.

But do you think making her

go on this trip is going to fix things?

We need this.

I need this.



- Hi, Dad.

- You ready?

- Two minutes?

- Go easy on her this weekend.

She's trying. PIease?

- For me?

- Okay.

Your dad is pretty hot

for an oId dude.

Shut up.

- I'd do him.

- Gross!

Did Daddy heIp you put up

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Darren Lynn Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman (born January 11, 1979) is an American film director and screenwriter. more…

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