The Mothman Prophecies parents guide

The Mothman Prophecies

Overall C-

The Mothman Prophecies is based on paranormal events recorded in the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia during the late 1960's. Updated here, the movie follows a reporter who gets caught up in a string of unexplainable events after the loss of his wife in a strange car accident.

Release date January 24, 2002

Violence C-
Sexual Content D
Profanity C-
Substance Use B-

Why is The Mothman Prophecies rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Mothman Prophecies PG-13

Run Time: 119 minutes

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The Mothman Prophecies
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes
Manitoba Not Rated Not Recommended for Children-----
Ontario Not Rated Horror
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "The Mothman Prophecies"

Cast and Crew

The Mothman Prophecies is directed by Mark Pellington and stars Richard Gere, Will Patton, .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Mothman Prophecies movie is June 3, 2002. Here are some details…

Although we have not reviewed the DVD version of The Mothman Prophecies, we provide the following for your convenience…

DVD Release Information:
  • Studio: Columbia-TriStar Home Entertainment
  • Theatrical release date: January 25, 2002
  • DVD release date: June 4, 2002
  • Runtime: 119 minutes
  • Production company: Columbia TriStar
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Available sibtitles: English, Spanish, French
DVD Extras:
  • Music Video

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For more alien action, check out Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind or Jodie Foster in Contact. For other well-written (but not really family appropriate) thrillers dealing with paranormal phenomena, check our reviews of The Sixth Sense and The Others. You can see less scary portrayals by Mothman stars in Runaway Bride (Richard Gere), A Walk In The Clouds (Debra Messing) and Remember The Titans (Will Patton).