The F*cking Black Sheep: The Mothman Prophecies (video)

In the latest episode of The Black Sheep, we take a look at director Mark Pellington's 2002 THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES. The film didn't make much of a mark when it was first released, either critically or at the box office. But, over time, it's gained momentum as a kind of cult classic, especially for the paranormal crowd. Now, we take a look back to see what makes it a Black Sheep and the mark it's left since its debut. 

Check out the video below!

Based on the novel by John A. Keel, the film draws from actual events that occurred between November 1966 and December 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. It centers on 

a journalist whose wife experienced a strange moth-like vision immediately before she was killed in a car accident. Two years later, driving to an interview, he suddenly finds himself hundreds of miles out of his way in the remote town of Point Pleasant, where there has been a proliferation of `Mothman' sightings. His research concludes that the visions are omens of disaster.

It was directed by Mark Pellington (ARLINTON ROAD) and produced by Gary W. Goldstein, Gary Lucchesi, and Tom Rosenberg from a screenplay written by Richard Hatem (UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY) based on the novel by John Keel. It stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, and Alan Bates. Screen Gems released it back on January 25, 2002. BUY IT HERE.

Source: AITH Youtube

About the Author

4989 Articles Published