13th Child

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Thirteenth Child
13th Child film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Thomas Ashley
Steven Stockage
Written by Michael Maryk
Cliff Robertson
Starring Cliff Robertson
Lesley-Anne Down
Christopher Atkins
Robert Guillaume
Music by Peter Calandra
Cinematography Howard Krupa
Distributed by Unipix Entertainment
Release date
  • October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5,000,000

13th Child (or The 13th Child: Legend of the Jersey Devil) is a 2002 direct-to-video horror film directed by Thomas Ashley and Steven Stockage. It is inspired by the Jersey Devil,[1] the screenplay was written by Michael Maryk and Cliff Robertson, who also stars in the film.[1] The story is based on The Jersey Devil by James F. McCloy and Ray Miller Jr,[2] the film was shot in New Jersey at Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village, and Hammonton in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

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Reception[edit]

Critical reception for the film has been negative and the film holds a rating of 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 5 reviews.[3] David N. Butterworth heavily panned the film, as he felt that "Anyone who quickly denounced Madonna's "Swept Away" as being the worst film of 2002 clearly hadn't seen "13th Child.""[3] Charles Tatum from eFilmCritic.com panned the film's script, and character development.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nash, Margo (October 13, 2002), "The Devil You Think You Know", The New York Times, p. 11 
  2. ^ Rosen, Judith (November 18, 2002), "Jersey Devil takes the screen", Publishers Weekly, p. 22 
  3. ^ a b "13th Child". Rotten Tomatoes. 2002-01-01. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  4. ^ Tatum, Charles. "Movie Review – 13th Child – eFilmCritic". eFilmCritic.com. Charles Tatum. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

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