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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.

Thirteenth Child
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Directed byThomas Ashley
Steven Stockage
Written byMichael Maryk
Cliff Robertson
Music byPeter Calandra
CinematographyHoward Krupa
Distributed byUnipix Entertainment
Release date
  • October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States




Critical reception for the film has been negative. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 40% based on 5 reviews.[3] David N. Butterworth 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.""[4] Charles Tatum from panned the film's script, and character development.[5]


  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. ^ "13th Child". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
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  5. ^ Tatum, Charles (2004-01-14). "Movie Review – 13th Child". Charles Tatum. Retrieved 2018-12-15.

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