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.



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]


  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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