The Mothman Prophecies

Synopsis: John Klein is involved in a car accident with his wife, but while he is unharmed, his wife mentions a moth shaped creature appearing. After her death, John begins to investigate the secrets behind this mentioned Mothman. It takes him to a small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where he discovers a connection with the same problem. Here he meets Connie Mills, while he continues to unravel the mystery of what the Mothman really is.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Mark Pellington
Production: Screen Gems
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min


Are you still there?

No, I'm back.

I'm not sure I got the spelling.

"It is a "Y" Okay, great.|Yes, thank you. Bye. "

Honey, you there?|Pick up, pick up.

You're not there. Okay.|Look, it's a little after 6:00.

I'll catch a ride|and see you out there. Bye.

- Jack.|- Yeah?

"The Balkans peace council is "comprised"|or "composed" of ten members?"

Twelve members.

Oh, right.|Thanks.



A three-block area|has been evacuated.

You might wanna avoid that route|coming home from work.

- What do you think, Cy?|- This'll make them sweat. It's good.

- I'll lead with it.|- Great. I'll see you Monday.


- I gotta go.|- Come on, John.

It'll look bad, my star reporter|not showing up at the Christmas party.

I can't.

Mary's waiting for me.

It's a big house, isn't it?|It's a steal at this price.

That's if you want it.

But we're gonna have to|make an offer today.

The owner's highly motivated.

Think it over.|I'll make some calls.

Take a look around.

Okay.|Thank you, Brian.

Thank you very much.

It's okay.|We're just gonna look.

My God.

Here you are.

We were just making sure|there was adequate closet space.

Good. Good.

Well, this house is yours|if you want it...

but you have to|decide right now.

We'll take it.

Really?|Oh, my God!

You know what I kept thinking|when we were looking at that house?

That we should get|a mattress for that closet.

Come here.

- How fast can you drive this thing?|- Really fast.

Let's see.


- We bought a really, really-|- Excuse me. We bought a house.

We bought a big house.


Mary, are you all right?|Mary, talk to me.

Are you okay?

Can you hear me?|Jesus Christ!

Hold on,|darling.

911,|there's been an accident.



You okay?


All right.|It's all right.

It's all right.|It's just me.

You didn't see it,|did you?


What did you see?

I didn't see anything.

There's something wrong with me.

It's called a glioblastoma.

It's a temporal lobe tumor.

According to the doctor,|it's extremely rare.

One in...

600,|000 gets this thing.

Did they say it was|a result ofthe accident?

No,|it turns out...

that it's been there a while.

There's nothing|else they can do?

They did the surgery, and they|couldn't get it all out, so they'll...

keep her on the chemo...

as long as her|strength holds out.

That's working.|I think she's looking better now.


That's good.

Two weeks ago...

we were house hunting.

One day you're just|driving along in your car...

and the universe...

just points atyou and says...

"Ah, there you are,|a happy couple. "

I've been looking for you.

"I've been looking for you. "

I'm sorry.

For what?

For all of this.

I feel like|I ruined everything.

You didn't ruin anything.

Not a damn thing.

I want you to be happy.

You didn'tsee it,|did you?



She knew.


She was drawing angels.

It was the meanness|of the campaigns...

the almost complete lack|of candor and honesty...

that turned the voters off..

I think that these parties|are demonizing each other.

They're projecting our own|personal fears and anxieties...

onto the national stage.

People don't like it. People are|very, very unsatisfied at the moment.

It makes them complacent because they|don't see any possibility of change.

2004- Is there a dark horse candidate|out there for the Democrats?

Well, I'm hearing a lot|about Russ McCallum.

- Governor of Virginia.|- Yeah, he might do what Carter-

Hey,|I told her to watch.


Peter's friend Gwen.

She'll be there tonight.

Oh, God. Look, I don't think I'm gonna|be able to make that one tonight.

Come on, you can't keep|blowing this thing off.

I'm not. I've got an interview|with the governor.

I gotta be in Richmond|at 8:00 in the morning.

I almost forgot.|McCallum's office called.

They bumped the meeting|till tomorrow night.

Eddie,|look, I-


she's not Mary.

Not by a mile.

But you know what?

No one everwill be.

Hey, Ed.|I'm sorry about today.

I'm sure Gwen is very nice.

Maybe some other time.

It's about 1:
00 in the morning.

I'm a little wired,|so I'm driving down to Richmond tonight.

I'll talk to you tomorrow.|Bye.

Al I right,|come on.

Hi. I'm sorry. I know it's really late,|but my car broke down just up the road.

I wondered if I could|use the phone.


It's him.

I been waitin' for you.

You son of a b*tch.|What are you doin'?

Get the door!|Get the door!

Just stay right there.

Mister,|I don't know who you-

Shut up!

Shut up.

Honey,|Connie's here.

Well, hey, Gordon.|How you doin'?

Okay,|why don't you just...

put down the gun and tell me|what's going on here.


He's come around three nights in a row.|This son of a b*tch is stalking us.

- I'm John Klein. My car broke down-|- Let's let Gordon finish, Mr. Klein.

Two nights ago... 2:
30 in the a.m.,|there's a bang on the door.

I open it up,|and here's this guy.

He says he wants|to use the phone.

But there's something|creepy about him...

so I tell him to get lost.

Last night at 2:
30 on the dot,|guess who's back.

You're sure it was Mr.|Klein here?

I am absolutely positive|it's Mr. Klein.

- Crazy. This is-|- I am not crazy.

- I didn't say that you-|- So then what happened?

I warned him off my property.

"I used the word "trespass,"|and he still came back. "

You're lucky I'm a Christian, because I|had the right to shoot you on my porch.

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Richard Hatem

Richard Hatem (born November 2, 1966) is an American television and film screenwriter and producer. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA). He is also a professor on staff with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), teaching a television writing class. more…

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