Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saw helmer tackles The Jersey Devil

Darren Lynn Bousman is best known for directing Saws II through IV and making Shawn angry with Repo: The Genetic Opera. But he's actually been working hard in the horror genre with the unreleased Mother's Day remake and the upcoming 11-11-11.

And, just because the dude obviously likes to stay busy, he's lined up The Barrens for his next project. The film stares True Blood's Stephen Moyer as a man who takes his family on a camping trip in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, where he soon becomes convinced the legendary winged monster known as the Jersey Devil is stalking them.

The Jersey Devil hasn't been well served on film, with only The Last Broadcast and The 13th Child doing the legend justice. Say what you will about the Saw movies, and I'm not a fan, but Bousman does know how to direct. Hopefully he can make the beast convincing and scary.

Bousman told Variety that "I don't want to turn it into a cheesy creature feature. It's about the characters for me."

Hopefully he holds true to his word. Strong characters make for strong horror movies.

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