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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Richard needs a little time away from his hectic life. So, he takes his family to the Woods of New Jersey, as he wants to recapture the best memories of his childhood. Unfortunately, they awaken an ancient beast that wants to pick their bones for its dinner. Unfortunately, we’re not sure how much is fantastical campfire story and how much is Richard losing his ever-loving mind. There are admirable supporting turns, but it never rises above a certain degree.
Getting more and more away from it all, the film plays on our own insecurities about seclusion, unfamiliar territory, and the fear of whether legend may be true. As the film began to play out, you and the Vineyard family begin to question Richard’s sanity or whether the Jersey Devil really does exist. Moyer and the rest of the cast went above and beyond and I believed everything I was seeing. The psychological terror and panic was believable in every instance.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary track, deleted scenes and DVD copy. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is smooth, but it lacks substantial punch-up. The 1080p transfer is pretty clean, but there is minor digital noise in the background. It doesn’t hurt the movie, but it doesn’t help. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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