Movie Review: The Mothman Legacy (2020)

October 20, 2020

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Serving as a sequel to 2017’s Mothman doc; The Mothman of Point Pleasant (which I reviewed right here), The Mothman Legacy continues filmmaker Seth Breedlove’s deep-dive into the wicked winged world of this creepy cryptid!

After a quick recap of Mothman-related events that culminated in the collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia we delve back into the strange goings-on in that sleepy town and we learn that the lasting effects of the eerie encounters with that creepy creature still resonate throughout the town.

Also present is evidence that the paranormal upheaval continues on, and has manifested in ways hitherto undocumented… even in regards to arguably the most famous figure in the entire affair, author John Keel, who’s 1975 novel, The Mothman Prophecies brought the events of Mothman’s reign of terror to the attention of the masses (and was turned into a film in 2002 starring Richard Gere).

I’m not going to mince wicked words here; this documentary will truly satisfy those in love with ol’ monstrous Mothy. Over the course of this flick we get re-enactments, first hand accounts, legends… all of which swirl about to create an experience filled with dread, terror, and a healthy fascination with the unknown… and just what may dwell a few steps to the left of our own existence.

Bottom line; even if you doubt the validity of the terror tales presented here, the overall sense of something inexplicable transpiring among those that are ill-equipped to deal with it will doubtless still raise a hair or two, and the high quality of the production makes the entire affair a truly great exploration into one of my fav cryptids of all time!




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