'The Mothman Legacy': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about horror documentary

'The Mothman Legacy': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about horror documentary
'The Mothman Legacy' (Small Town Monsters)

It is October already which means there are a few specific things on our minds: pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween. However, 2020 has felt like the year that can be entirely celebrated as Halloween. With the spooky festival just around the corner, there is no better way to prepare for it than watching films that will set the tone for the event. While true-crime documentaries and films may help, this month also has a special documentary on a spooky myth in America that will have you covered in goosebumps.


The Mothman is a creature from West Virginia folklore that has been described as a "Man-Sized Bird... Creature... Something." The legends arose in the 1960s when said creature was reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area. In fact, the myth got so popular that Richard Gere even acted in a movie about it called 'The Mothman Prophecies' that was released in 2002. 


'The Mothman Legacy' is the latest in the film genre that adds to the legend and is a follow-up to the 2017 documentary, 'The Mothman of Point Pleasant', a documentary which examined the cult phenomenon and supernatural foundations of the odd occurrences around the area that continues to this day. 'The Mothman Legacy' also comes from the filmmaker, Seth Breedlove. Read on to know more details about the horror documentary.


Release date

'The Mothman Legacy' will be released exclusively on digital streaming platforms on Tuesday, October 20.


The official synopsis for the documentary states:

"One of the most frightening of American urban myths is the legend of The Mothman, a red-eyed creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom in 1960s rural West Virginia, where sightings of the winged demonic beast were first documented near an old munitions dump known by locals as TNT. Many believe the Mothman to be a 1960’s phenomenon, an omen only appearing before the tragedy, and disappearing after a flap of sightings and the subsequent Silver Bridge collapse in 1967. But what if there’s more? What if the origins of this omen trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realized? And what if…the sightings never ended?"



Seth Breedlove

Seth Breedlove is an Ohio-based filmmaker who has written, edited, produced, and directed shorts and features about a variety of topics but is best known for his production company Small Town Monsters and and the films they've produced under the banner. He is known for his work on 'The Mothman of Point Pleasant', 'The Bray Road Beast', and 'On the Trail of... Bigfoot'.




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