With Cannes just a round the corner all sorts of projects are being announced in hopes of pre-selling their budget. Having a name like Darren Lynn Bousman never hurts. While previously announced, we now have the first ever details on Bousman’s forthcoming “Jersey Devil” horror flick The Barrens, which smartly sounds like it delves into the production model of Insidious:
“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 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.”
You can check out some sales art inside from the creature feature written and directed by man behind Saw II-IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day and the forthcoming 11-11-1.