Trailer: The Barrens (2012)

Posted in Articles, Trailers by - September 02, 2012
Trailer: The Barrens (2012)

The Jersey Devil gets some screen time in  Darren (Saw II, III & IV and 11-11-11) Lynn Bousman’s latest feature, The Barrens. The film stars Stephen (True Blood) Moyer, Mia (The Vampire Diaries) Kirshner and Erik (Scream 4) Knudsen. The trailer gives  the impression it may end up being more of a psychological thriller instead of a full-fledged monster flick, but Bousman man deliver the Jersey Devil yet.

Outside of the Saw films, director Darren Lynn Bousman has had trouble finding his footing in the theaters with his projects. Repo, the Genetic Opera did poorly and 11-11-11 got pulled completely, dumped direct to video instead. While 11-11-11 was uneven at best, Repo has become a bit of a cult film. Bousman is a solid film maker with the promise of a classic horror film  in his future.

The trailer for The Barrens looks interesting but feels more like it will fall on the 11-11-11 side of his films. At this time, it appears the release will be VOD with a limited theatrical release, a patter many horror films are following of late as they struggle to find a widescreen release. It seems that the marketing is missing the opportunity to capitalize on the Moyer’s fan base provided by HBO’s True Blood.

Regardless, the deterioration of the lead character feels reminiscent of Jack Torrance from The Shining. There is the promise that Bousman’s film will contain some cryptozoological beasties.

Check out the trailer below:

This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.