Devil's Backbone Texas

Devil's Backbone Texas

By Jake Wade Wall

  • Genre: Jake Wade Wall
  • Release Date: 2015-03-31
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Director: Jake Wade Wall
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 8 Ratings


In the innovative blending of fact and fiction, filmmaker Jake Wade Wall explores parallel stories of the history of a region of Texas known as The Devil’s Backbone and the life of his estranged father who resided there until his death. However, the story soon turns to focus on Jake as his own sanity comes into question and is it tied to the stories of the supernatural that roam The Devil’s Backbone.



  • Don’t miss!

    By Culver City Girl
    Smart. Fascinating. Well acted. Creepy as hell. A must see!
  • Freaky Scary Ride

    By still_scared
    Bought this b/c have been a fan of Jake Wade Wall’s for a few years now—he’s written lots of classic horror remakes like The Hitcher and When a Stranger Calls that are pretty terrifying. Turns out his dad was some kind of a horror writer too and became obsessed with this tract of very weird land that he bought in Texas called the Devil’s Backbone. It gets weirder, the dad starts going kind of nuts, calls his kids, tells them he’s under attack, and the next thing you know, he’s found dead in his house. When Jake and his buddies go to Texas to investigate, all kinds of crazy stuff about Dad/Devil’s Backbone are revealed—from Indian massacres and Nazi internment camps, to ghosts of murdered women and never discovered gold/silver mines all over the property. You get a sense that dad wasn’t exactly playing with a full deck. Following Jake and his friends as they dig deep into Dad’s past is at times heart-breaking, at other times, truly terrifying. A central question comes up: if Jake did indeed inherit his dad’s talent for spinning a yarn, is son destined to go off the deep end like dear old dad? Peppered with cool footage like the dad appearing on an old episode of Unsolved Mysteries talking about the Devil’s Backbone and how it is one of the most haunted places on the planet makes this movie even more weird. Highly recommend it.
  • Groundbreaking Genre In Cinema

    By Middle Age Jedi
    A truly new genre in cinema that crosses fact, documentary, and fiction. The story is about a man (Jake) that visits the Devil's Backbone in Texas to make amends with his departed father. The story is told by real (not actors) siblings and friends that will make you laugh and cry as the story unwinds. The movie leaves you wanting more and tantalizes you to visit the Devil's Backbone in Texas. But as one interviewee states "that's why I 40 caliber". A movie for everyone that has had to face issues with their father (and who has not) and all that just want to share a frightening tale. Brilliant!!!