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.
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!
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.