Independent filmmaking group Fighting Owl Films plans to explore the legend of the Jersey Devil in a new film tentatively titled Jersey Devil Expeditions. Filled with humor, scares and romance, the creature feature explores what happens when the employees of a ragtag roadside attraction known as Jersey Devil Expeditions — popular for its camping trips in which guests search for and eventually “encounter” the mythical creature — learn that the legend has come to life. Stalked in the forest, the guests and their guides must fend off the terrifying beast and find a way to put an end to the bloody legend.
The screenplay is complete and the filmmakers are currently seeking financing for the project. A promotional trailer has been created for the film to serve as a prototype to give potential investors a feel for the project
While pitching to potential producers, Fighting Owl Films has setup an online shop featuring Jersey Devil merchandise to assist with fundraising efforts.
Jersey Devil Expeditions will be the second feature from Fighting Owl Films. The group’s first film, The Night Shift, was released to DVD by R Squared Films on October 25. The film was critically well-received and named Best Fantasy Feature at the 2011 Shockerfest International Film Festival. The DVD is available at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Best Buy and just about anywhere online where DVDs are sold.