Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FILM REVIEW: The Mothman Of Point Pleasant.

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Learn the terrifying, true story about thirteen months that changed history! In November of 1966 a car full of kids encountered a creature unlike anything they'd ever seen before. In the weeks and months to follow, the monster (now known as The Mothman) was sighted again and again on country roads and around the state of West Virginia. As the sightings continued so did an increase in unusual activity.
At the center of this bizarre series of events was the town of Point Pleasant, WV. A small burb situated on the banks of the Ohio river with a lengthy history of what many might call bad luck. Over the next thirteen months Point Pleasant would undergo one of the strangest outbreaks of paranormal activity the world has ever seen. An outbreak that eventually ended in tragedy.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant is the fourth documentary from Small Town Monsters exploring bizarre creature sightings around the U.S. and their impact on rural communities. The film is narrated by Lyle Blackburn and written, produced and directed by Seth Breedlove. It was shot by Zac Palmisano and featured a musical score by Brandon Dalo, as well as animated sequences by Chris Scalf and illustrations by Matt Harris and Brandon Scalf. 

Film runtime: 70 minutes. DVD includes bonus features including a behind-the-scenes documentary.

REVIEW: As someone who grew up in the area while all of this was taking place, I have always been on the lookout for new documentaries or books about the Mothman and the Silver Bridge collapse. This particular work is one of the best that I have ever seen. It presents the facts in a very straightforward manner, without sensationalizing events or portraying witnesses in a less than favorable light. 
The various interviews with people who were involved in the story as it happened, as well as with current residents of Point Pleasant, make the viewer feel as if you were right there with them when they saw the Mothman. Viewers are also treated to a look at newspaper articles from the time, letters pertaining to sightings, notes taken by reporters and writers...all of which serve to remind you this was a real life event, not a work of fiction.
This is not a film that scares viewers. It is a film that will make you think, and leave you wondering "Could it be true?"  If you're not a believer in the supernatural/paranormal, it might be too much to accept...but if you are a believer, you'll come away from the film wanting to know more.
From Indrid Cold to the Mothman to the UFOs to the Men In Black, the people of  Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio lived through over a year of events that have yet to be explained....and will never be forgotten.
Congratulations to everyone who worked on this amazing film for a job well done.

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