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More Unexplainable Movie Trivia and Facts: “Mothman Prophecies” (2002)

A cameo in the “Mothman Prophecies” was played by Mark Pellington, the director who slipped in to take on the role of a bartender. Pellington also took the responsibility of playing the voice of Indrid Cold during the scene that involves the phone call. In this article, you will encounter other facts and trivia concerning the movie, including an award attached to the film and all of the locations that production took place.

At the Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards, Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz (music editor) took home the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in a Feature – Music – Feature Film in 2003.

Washington, DC and Pennsylvania served as the locations of filming for the “Mothman Prophecies,” especially Pennsylvania, where shots took place in Bentleyville, Carnegie Mellon University, Ginger Hill, Pittsburgh, Kittanning, University of Pittsburgh, and West Mifflin.

In the scene where John Klein is in the motel room, there is a point where the clock radio reads 6:14. This is a biblical reference to John Chapter 6 verse 14, which states, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

In the scene where C.J. is on the bridge and it starts to fall, the windshield of the car becomes smashed when a cable snaps and plunges into it. Just before contact is made, viewers are able to peer through the windshield from the perspective of C.J. A red face (assumed to be the Mothman’s) is in clear view, but it does not appear when you’re viewing the movie at full speed. You must pause your VCR or DVD player or skim through the frames one at a time in order to catch this part of the movie.

If you’re wondering where the name “Mothman” came from , it was named after a villain that appeared in the television series “Batman” , the 1966 version.

CG graphics weren’t responsible for delivering the scene where Indrid Cold is viewed for the first time in the movie. The shot was created by manipulating blurred vision.

The news station (WOWK 13) that appears in the Charleston scenes is not comprised of actors and actresses, but is the actual news station that serves the Charleston-Huntington region.

A Wilhelm scream appears in the film and is heard when the bridge collapses. With a history dating back to 1951, the Wilhelm scream has been repeatedly used in more than 130 movies and is known as one of the most well known of cinematic sound clichés.

For the role of Leek (which went to Alan Bates), there were other possibilities in the running, which included Michael Gambon, John Hurt, David Suchet and Charles Dance.

In the film, the Mothman’s face appears a total of six times, including when he flies into Mary’s face (the first), during the description of the incident that took place at the factory site (as told by the young couple), and the fifth time, which occurs his image appears in the mirror of the door that John slams.