The Mothman Prophecies

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"What do you see?"
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 6.4  (83,661)
  • 52

The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural horror film directed by Mark Pellington and stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and David Eigenberg. The movie is based on the book of the same name by John A. Keel. The story revolves around a reporter named John Klein (Richard Gere) who is involved in a car accident with his wife, Mary (Debra Messing). Mary dies in the accident, but before she does, she sees a mysterious winged creature. Two years later, John is on assignment in Virginia when he stumbles upon reports of similar sightings of the creature in a small town named Point Pleasant.

As John investigates the sightings, he meets a police officer named Connie Mills (Laura Linney) who is also interested in the case. They soon discover that the sightings are only the tip of the iceberg, and they begin to uncover a larger mystery surrounding the town.

As more and more strange events occur, John becomes convinced that the sightings are related to a series of prophetic messages that he has been receiving, seemingly from beyond the grave. These messages lead him ever closer to the truth about the creature, and to a terrifying realization about the fate of the town.

The Mothman Prophecies is a slow-burning thriller that builds tension through eerie imagery and a haunting score. The film's pacing is deliberate, but the world-building is effective in drawing the viewer into the mystery of the Mothman sightings. The performances of Gere and Linney are nuanced and understated, lending an air of realism to the proceedings.

The movie is notable for its ambiguous and unsettling ending, which leaves the audience to draw their own conclusions about the fate of the characters and the nature of the Mothman creature. Fans of horror movies will appreciate the film's focus on atmosphere and mood over gore and jump scares, making for a truly chilling viewing experience.

Overall, The Mothman Prophecies is a unique and satisfying addition to the horror genre that manages to be both eerie and thought-provoking. Its blend of supernatural and psychological horror makes for a captivating and unforgettable film.

The Mothman Prophecies is a 2001 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 52.

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