The Mothman Prophecies (2002) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

A new episode in our The Black Sheep video series has been released online, and you can check it out in the embed above. In this episode (which was released through the “Revisited” banner that many of our shows are now a part of), we’re taking a look back at director Mark Pellington’s 2002 supernatural horror film The Mothman Prophecies (watch it HERE), which was based on a book by parapsychologist John Keel. Keel claimed that his book was an account of “actual events that occurred between November 1966 and December 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia”.

Scripted by Richard Hatem, The Mothman Prophecies focuses 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.

The film stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, and Alan Bates.

The Black Sheep video series features

different takes on horror films that the masses or/and critics didn’t care for but that we found merit in. We defend horror movies that deserve more love!

This episode of The Black Sheep was Written, Narrated and Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some previous episodes of The Black Sheep can be seen below. To watch more, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

For more about The Mothman Prophecies, check out this Arrow Recommends article from a while back. Are you a fan of this movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: Arrow in the Head

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.