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.
Small Town Monsters is quickly becoming a real standout in the creature documentary field. The production value and quality of interviews/research has steadily improved over the course of their films. Each one has been entertaining and this one is another worthy addition to the line. Whether you choose to believe that the Mothman was a "creature" or just a bird is really up to you. This documentary does not try to persuade you one way or another. It just presents the facts as they are known with a little pizzazz here and there. The Mothman is a fun legend and this is a fun documentary.
When I was a kid, my family frequently crossed the Ohio River at Point Pleasant when heading south to visit relatives in West Virginia. It's only natural that I'd be fascinated with the Silver Bridge Collapse and takes of the Mothman. I really liked the fictional movie "The Mothman Prophecies" and hope someone will someday make a documentary that's intriguing and allows me to connect with personal stories on an emotional level. This isn't that documentary - I don't think the one I hope to find has even been made. But, this documentary provides interesting timelines and observations. Production quality is low-budget, but better than other Mothman docs I've seen.
Very creepy and very well done. I mean, independent films focusing on paranormal subjects aren't suppose to be this good. Even people who've had a lifelong interest in all things paranormal and already know of The Mothman will find new, interesting data here.
Fairly entertaining, low key and personably documentary. Good production values, interviews with relatively minor characters related to this folk legend that definitely has legs (and wings) so to speak. If you are still fascinated by this topic you will probably enjoy the film. There was an earlier and frankly better documentary on the subject as I vaguely recall from way back when, but it doesn't hurt to watch both.
Production values are great. Narration is very effective. Animated reenactments work well. For me, Mothman is one of the more unbelievable cryptids, which works against the story. Did not learn anything new about Mothman that I didn't already know, although there is some good information regarding Chief Cornstalk's "curse" and the Silver Bridge collapse.
Seriously creepy but also very interesting. Has the feel of a serious documentary where the makers of it were simply adding up the actual facts and eye witness accounts that they found. Not like others where you could tell they were simply out to scare the audience rather than provide any actual information on the Mothman sightings.
This is something to watch. I'm from Shepherdstown W.Va. and I never knew of this. True where I am from is a long way from there. But to find out something like this is real. Is unreal. I learned a lot from this. Just goes to show there are things that we don't know about in our own back yard.