The Mothman Prophecies

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Driving home, the wife of John Klein (Gere) crashes after seeing a vision. Following her death (from a 'temporal lobe tumour'), Klein, a Washington Post journo, discovers indecipherable, even 'possessed' drawings which hauntingly suggest the depth of her mute terror. Only years later, however, in a small town in West Virginia, does Klein begin to suspect a supernatural agency may be at work. Investigating with the help of local policewoman Connie (Linney), he uncovers a history of unexplained local events, the sinister nature of which is compounded by a series of anonymous, mocking phone calls boasting knowledge of future disasters. Director Pellington showed in Arlington Road that he can be a mischievous miner of paranoia and atmospherics. There are certainly strong moments and efficient set pieces here, too, but for all the claims that the film, adapted from a 1975 book by John Keel, is based on real events, Pellington fails to sustain credibility. The romance, too, seems tacked on, the ending predictably neat.
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UK release:

2001

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119 mins

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John

As a rule, I don't really like movies whose endings seemingly can't be comprehended.

John

As a rule, I don't really like movies whose endings seemingly can't be comprehended.

Paul Lindley

Atmospheric and entertaining,excellent performances and the mysterious indrid cole? i liked it....

Paul Lindley

Atmospheric and entertaining,excellent performances and the mysterious indrid cole? i liked it....