Darren Lynn Bousman Searches for the Jersey Devil in The Barrens
Release info has dropped for Darren Lynn Bousman’s upcoming THE BARRENS. I really enjoy some of Bousman’s films (I thought his entries in the SAW franchise were pretty damn good), but he hasn’t been on the hottest streak lately. REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 11-11-11 left a lot to be desired. I know there’s a large segment out there that consider REPO! to be this generation’s ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, but I couldn’t even make it half way through!! But his new film, THE BARRENS, sounds a little more up my alley. Written and directed by Bousman and starring Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, and Erik Knudsen, THE BARRENS takes us into the Pines Barrens where a family might be the target of the famed Jersey Devil. Check out the press release and plot crunch:
Anchor Bay Films invites viewers to revisit those campfire ghost stories that launched thousands of nightmares at summer camp with the October 9th release of The Barrens, the twisted new chiller from writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day). With a stellar genre and mainstream cast including Stephen Moyer (“True Blood,” Priest), Mia Kirshner (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The L Word,” “24”), Erik Knudsen (Scream 4, Saw II, “Continuum,” “Jericho”), Shawn Ashmore (Frozen, “The Following”), and Allie MacDonald (House at the End of the Street), The Barrens arrives on Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack for an SRP of $29.99 and DVD for an SRP of $26.98.
Audiences will also be able to experience The Barrens on the big screen through a combination of a limited theatrical release and additional theatrical showings–available wherever fans demand them–through a partnership with Tugg.
It’s known as the Jersey Devil, the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself. Some say this creature still inhabits the dense pine forests of southern New Jersey, where Richard Vineyard (Moyer) takes his family for a rustic weekend camping trip. As the Vineyard family ventures further into the woods in search of the perfect campsite, Richard teeters on the edge of sanity. Welcome to a new kind of horror that lives – and kills – in a place called The Barrens.
Bonus features on The Barrens Blu-ray™/DVD combo and DVD include commentary by writer/director Bousman and director of photography Joseph White and a deleted scene.
I love me a creature flick, so I’m really looking forward to this one. What about you?