Mothman Prophecies, The
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Review of "Mothman Prophecies, The"
Looking at the reviews on IMDB for this film, it seems you either love it or hate it, and I fall in the loved it category. In fact this has now taken pride of place in my top 5 films on my personal home page.Mothman prophecies is a hard film to classify. It’s not really a horror film in the usual chop and hack stalking terror kind of a way. It’s not really terrifying but is creepy. The closest thing to this out there is the x-files but even that doesn’t cover it. I think the closest words I can use to classify it is “psychological” and “mystery”.
The story revolves around the main character John Klein (Richard Gere) who was a happily married reporter whose wife (Debra Messing) dies, but before she dies she sees a creature of some kind. After she dies John finds the drawings of the eerie creature she saw and is apparently disturbed by this.
Two years later he heads off on a short journey and his car breaks down so he goes for help. He however discovers he has somehow travelled over 400 miles in 90 minutes to a place he had no intention of visiting called Point Pleasant in West Virginia. Here he quickly discovers that everyday normal people have reported seeing and hearing strange things, and a sketch of the creature seen was almost identical to the one his wife had drawn before she died.
All in all, as I have said this is a psychological film. There is a feeling of an impending doom throughout and you are left not wondering if something will happen, but the when, what and who will die, (which is where the main tension in the film lies) thought I’m not going to spoil the film by telling you the answer to that. The creepiness of the images of these creatures sometimes sends a shiver down your spine and keeps you wondering through a lot of the film about their true nature, and as this is left open, and based on a true story, you may find yourself wondering this a few hours later when your alone in bed as well.
All in all – if you like psychological creepy films that make you think instead of handing you all the answeres on a plate – you’ll like this
However if you’d prefer blood and guts and stalker psycho killer films, you may not be as impressed
And if your in-between? Go and watch it and find our for yourself
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Listed on Ciao since: 27/03/2002