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"Whatever it was Didn't Live Here" - A Review of The Mothman of Point Pleasant

Yesterday, I got to check out the upcoming Small Town Monsters movie The Mothman of Point Pleasant. This is the fourth film in the Small Town Monsters documentary series and is the first one that isn't about Bigfoot sightings. The new film chronicles all the strange goings on that occurred in and around Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in 1966 and 1967.

One interesting thing I learned from the film is that there were sightings of a "bird man"-like creature in Point Pleasant years before the Mothman flap of '66. This shows that the thing known as Mothman, or something(s) like it, has been around for a long time.

While the other three STM movies are very good, this one goes above and beyond all of them. Throughout the film, there is a timeline listing events during the 13 months the Mothman was seen, and I felt that this worked very well. There's also a nice history of the town of Point Pleasant, and even some new, very well animated scenes recreating Mothman encounters. I didn't know what I would think of them at first, but they are fantastic. It also features narration by author and the all-around-awesome Lyle Blackburn, who narrated the last film (Boggy Creek Monster) as well.

As anyone who has ever heard about Mothman will know, it was not the only odd thing seen around Point Pleasant in the late '60s. And the STM crew acknowledges that as well. Reports of Men in Black, UFOs, the "Grinning Man" Indrid Cold, and all the other odd stuff that went on are documented just as well as the Mothman itself. And that's great, since the Mothman story wouldn't be complete without all of that stuff.

Probably the best part of the film is the segment that covers the Silver Bridge collapse of December 15, 1967. This was exactly one year and one month after the first Mothman sighting to really make news occurred. I felt that this part of the film was extremely powerful. The music is phenomenal, and you get to hear about the collapse from the people who lived through it. You also get to hear some of their opinions on Mothman and the bridge collapse, which you'll have to watch the movie to hear.

This is by far the best film Small Town Monsters has produced so far. It will be released on DVD on June 2nd, and anyone who has an interest in the Mothman legend, or the unexplained in general, can't miss it.



As always, thanks to STM director Seth Breedlove for letting me check out the movie early!

You can also check out these:

Colin Schneider's review on Crypto-Kid

And Loren Coleman's review of the film.

Me by the Mothman statue in Pt. Pleasant, WV.
Mothman Festival, 2016

Watch the teaser trailer below:

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