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April 24: Mothman on SyFy

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 23rd, 2010

The SyFy network has announced their new film on the winged weirdies of West Virginia.  It happens this weekend. Does the timing of its broadcast predict the death of someone linked to Mothman? Shall the banshee underpinnings associated with the Mothman “death curse” lore come true again? Who will die this weekend? We will keep you updated here.

This new science fiction film is not directly based on John A. Keel’s book, The Mothman Prophecies (1975), or my books, Mothman and Other Curious Encounters (2002), or Mothman: Evil Incarnate (2011, postponed from 2008 for obvious evil reasons).


The Face of Evil? Nope, it is Jewel Staite from Firefly, ready to take on another flying horror in Mothman.

Here’s what SyFy says about their new movie:

Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate Atlantis) stars in Mothman, premiering Saturday, April 24, at 9 PM (ET/PT) on the SyFy cable channel. In the movie, the legendary West Virginia monster returns to exact revenge on five childhood friends who covered up an accidental killing. Produced by Brad Krevoy and Reuben Liber. Directed by Sheldon Wilson. Written by Sonny Lee and Patrick Walsh.

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Also…

The download of the MonsterQuest Mothman episode is available here.

Furthermore, Nick Redfern tells me that Richard Gere’s 2002 The Mothman Prophecies has been on cable channels all week.

Maybe there is really something in the air, for the weekend!

Stay tuned.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


6 Responses to “April 24: Mothman on SyFy”

  1. tropicalwolf responds:

    A movie about a cryptid “exacting revenge”….great. That ought to help legitimize the field..(obvious sarcasm)…

  2. timi_hendrix responds:

    If you plan on watching that, then don’t miss the next upcoming Syfy Original Movie “Mongolian Death Worm.” Premiering Saturday May 8 9/8C.

    (Large sigh…)

  3. onihunter responds:

    My favorite is Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. The title says it all.

  4. springheeledjack responds:

    I think it’s more of a precursor that we’re all gonna sit through a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad horror movie…hey I’m not knocking it, I’m going to be sitting on my duff watching it like a train wreck…with popcorn of course…and I’m the one always hacking on MonsterQuest and Destination Truth…go figure.

  5. BoyintheMachine responds:

    @ springheeledjack

    That’s no joke or understatement. I would reccomend passing on the movie and rather rewatching Mothman Prophecies or the spooky documentary Search for the Mothman.

  6. coelacanth1938 responds:

    I fell asleep watching it. Then I got up, had dinner, and when it came on again, I fell asleep again.



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