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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. The screenplay was written by Michael Maryk and Cliff Robertson, who also stars in the film. The story is based on The Jersey Devil by James F. McCloy and Ray Miller Jr. The film was shot in New Jersey at Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village, and Hammonton in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.
|Directed by||Thomas Ashley |
|Written by||Michael Maryk |
|Music by||Peter Calandra|
|Distributed by||Unipix Entertainment|
Critical reception for the film has been negative. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 40% based on 5 reviews. 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."" Charles Tatum from eFilmCritic.com panned the film's script, and character development.
- Nash, Margo (October 13, 2002). "The Devil You Think You Know". The New York Times. p. 11.
- Rosen, Judith (November 18, 2002). "Jersey Devil takes the screen". Publishers Weekly. p. 22.
- "13th Child". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
- Tatum, Charles (2004-01-14). "Movie Review – 13th Child". eFilmCritic.com. Charles Tatum. Retrieved 2018-12-15.