I have also taken to referring to this series of posts as Movies for a Not-Too-Scary Halloween. If you have suggestions you don’t see in these posts, feel free to share in the comments.
The Mothman Prophecies
There is nothing really “horror-esque” about this movie…which is a shame because the source material it is based upon (John Keel’s book of the same name) is pretty creepy in parts.
I actually blame the cast for this movie’s lack of success. There are some absolutely perfect scenes of uneasiness and dread spread throughout this movie but Richard Gere just failed to carry the gusto to carry them out to their fullest. I saw the film before I read the book and the first half an hour absolutely floored me.
Admittedly, The Mothman Prophecies is a severely watered down version of Keel’s book but works well as its own movie if you can get past the semi-sappy ending and the (SPOILER) fact that you never actually see the enemy/monster (which, I think, is actually part of the film’s allure).