Post by Joanna on Feb 7, 2017 0:46:41 GMT -5
The Mothman of Point Pleasant: New Small Town Monsters Film
The Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has always been one of my favorite cryptids, but aside from that damn film with Richard Gere and a couple indie productions, it never really penetrated the mainstream like Nessie or Bigfoot or any of its other more famous counterparts. This is likely because since it first allegedly appeared in 1966, reports of Mothman sightings have been so rare that the legend pretty much faded into obscurity.
At least we’re getting a new documentary from the Small Town Monsters (STM) team about the alleged winged creature, which is now on Kickstarter. Having completed filming, STM is asking for a meager $9,500 to complete post-production, which is hardly the tallest of orders, so help make the Mothman fly once again. While the crowd-funding campaign is primarily focused on Mothman, it will also help finance Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, another STM film, which is scheduled for release around Halloween. While the crowd-funding campaign is primarily focused on Mothman, it will also help drive the finance Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, another STM film, which is scheduled for release around Halloween. (To donate, see below.)
Small Town Monsters, the company behind The Mothman of Point Pleasant, has unveiled the official poster (above), created by horror artist Sam Shearon for the feature film. The company is promising a brand new take on the Mothman stories, including aspects never told prior to the documentary, which is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign launch February 2, 2017. The campaign is offering a Mothman statue (designed and sculpted by Jean St Jean and produced by CreatuReplica) as one of its rewards. Other rewards include having one’s name in the credits of both films, a Mothman t-shirt created by Sam Shearon, an exclusive cryptid poster by Matt Harris, DVD copies of the films and much more. The campaign also offers the opportunity for backers to watch a pre-release copy of Mothman before its official release this June.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant will tell the truly bizarre story of 13 months that changed the town of Point Pleasant forever. It promises the first in-depth, chronological look at not only the Mothman-creature encounters, but all the unusual activity which took place around the town and seemed to culminate in the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which claimed the lives of 46 people in 1967, an event which still casts a dark shadow over the community to this day.
Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, the second film slated for release by Small Town Monsters in 2017, is the first STM documentary to focus on UFOs. The documentary recounts the strange tale of Chestnut Ridge, a 100-mile stretch of land where eerie events have been occurring for decades. The town at the heart of this story is the rural community of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, where, in December 1965, many local residents claimed to have seen a UFO crash in a nearby forest. For the past half-century, events have transpired on “the ridge” that truly stretch the boundaries of reality.
Previous Small Town Monsters films include The Beast of Whitehall and Boggy Creek Monster. Both films recently received honors at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. The entire series is available on DVD through STM’s online storefront at shop.smalltownmonsters.com as well as streaming through Vimeo OnDemand, Amazon Instant Video and soon, iTunes and Google Play.
Source: David Gelmini, DreadCentral, February 6, 2017.