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.
It's hard to explore a subject matter this is blurred with the mythological, but they do a fine job.This is finely made with excellent cinematography, interesting graphics and animations, an arty score, and solid storytelling. I'll definitely check out some of their other films. The testimonials are credible and authentic as well and there is some material I hadn't come across before. I do wish there was some footage of John Keel, rather than stills, but it holds up just fine. I hope they'll cover the Braxton County/Flatwoods Monster at some point!
I have seen the movie with Richard Gere years ago. That movie was mostly fictional. This documentary is beautifully done, and I enjoyed hearing all the details of the sightings from those people who really experienced it. I tend to believe that there was something people were seeing. There are too many recounts of encounters told to be more than folklore. Watch the movie and make your own mind up. Good movie, great story.
The most comprehensive study of the Mothman phenomenon that I have seen. It relates all the better known elements of the story with other less known stories, creating a great documentary of the creature's history and its mysterious powers. A must watch for anyone interested in the tale of this most mysterious creature.
Before watching "The Mothman of Point Pleasant," I made sure it wasn't one of those faux documentaries passed off as the real deal. I felt like a total fool for having been suckered into watching a faux documentary thinking it was real. Once I was able to verify this documentary as real, I was pleasantly surprised. Very engaging and well presented. It stayed on-point without veering off into the speculative and highly suspect, like similar documentaries often do. In fact, presentation of the material was as objective as possible, without trying to espouse one view or the other. I highly recommend "The Mothman of Point Pleasant." I do agree with other reviewers who cited the obvious issues with volume/music balance.
I became a fan of Seth's work when I discovered Saswhat, and he's carried the same allure into his STM ventures that drew me in on the podcast: He's a passionate storyteller who approaches narrative with an obvious and infectious curiosity and child-like whimsy. So it's been a delight to watch the Small Town Monsters crew grow not only in their craft but also in their technical scope: From Minerva to Mothman, one can see the developing arc of the team's capabilities, their craft and style maturing with each effort. While Boggy was a clear step forward for them, Mothman is an impressive leap.
Its ethereal tone and enveloping score set the stage for an engrossing narrative, a tale of a small town of ordinary people who are grappling to understand what has happened to them. In that sense, they're like any other community in America, with Mothman simply the distant avatar for coming to grips with the world. STM portrays this with a daft touch and sense of wonderment that should make the denizens of Point Pleasant proud. But most importantly, it invites us all in, whether we've seen the Mothman or not. This film is an invitation to something more, and it's an irresistible one. I've enjoyed it immensely, as much as I've enjoyed this production team mature, and I can't wait for their next great leap forward this Fall.
I thought this documentary was pretty interesting. (It's Mothman. How could it not be interesting?) So many of the people who experienced Mothman in 1966-67 have died, and the Silver Bridge is gone. So bringing it all together into a cohesive and engaging piece was proabably difficult. I think they did it well. The film, with Richard Gere, is excellent. The bridge collapse in that film took my breath away; it was so horrifying. After you see this documentary... which I thought was overall excellent, too--see 'Mothman Prophesies'.
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.