Darren Lynn Bousman, director of 666: The Prophecy (AKA 11.11.11), Mother’s Day, Repo! The Genetic Opera and Saw 2,3 and 4 is busy in the US promoting his new musical horror, The Devil’s Carnival. However, it would seem the director just can’t stop working as he is now taking his next tale of terror, The Barrens, to Cannes. In celebration of the film entry into the festival, a brand new poster has made its way online and it is very dark and disturbing, you can view it at the bottom of this post.
Written and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, his new film focuses on a family whose Father becomes convinced they are being stalked by the Jersey Devil while on a camping trip in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The film stars Mia Kirshner, Stephen Moyer, Erik Knudsen, Demore Barnes and Allie Macdonald.
Despite their reluctance, Richard Marlow (Moyer) takes his wife, Cynthia (Kirshner); 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 farther 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 them…something 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.
By Matt Wavish