7 February 2019

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New Film Explores Recent Sightings of Chicago's "Mothman"

First trailer shows glimpses of documentary about encounters with giant, winged creatures around the Prairie State

Terror in the Skies official poster
Terror in the Skies official poster
Illinois is known for its miles of prairie, and for being a state rich in history… but what if that rich history isn't quite what you've been told? 
In this new film, from award-winning production company, Small Town Monsters, and director, Seth Breedlove, explore hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures around the "land of Lincoln". From Alton's man-eating Piasa Bird legends, to recent sightings in Chicago of a creature said to resemble Point Pleasant, West Virginia's infamous "Mothman", Terror in the Skies unlocks a centuries-old mystery.

Journey to the heartland of the midwest in this new documentary which offers a startling, in-depth look at an ongoing phenomenon. The feature-length film was shot around the state of Illinois in September and acts as much as a guide to the constantly changing terrain of the land as it does an introduction to a reality-altering subject. Breedlove contacted numerous witnesses and investigators who claim to have seen massive beings in the sky as recently as last year. One of the most recent, and popular stories to hit major media in recent years has been an ongoing wave of sightings of a red-eyed, shapeless creature dubbed, the "Chicago Mothman"; an event which is also covered in great detail in this film.

Production still from "Terror in the Skies"
Production still from the film
The first trailer for Terror in the Skies gives a brief look at moody footage captured in September, along with glimpses of the winged beings themselves. The film promises to open viewers minds to the possibility that such a thing could exist by way of believable witnesses and fascinating photographic, video and audio evidence. Small Town Monsters made waves in 2017 with their documentary titled The Mothman of Point Pleasant; a film that Terror in the Skies acts as a "spiritual sequel" to and one that will be followed up in 2020 with by the final film in their "Mothman trilogy" titled The Mothman Legacy.

Small Town Monsters is funding Terror in the Skies, as well as a second film (MOMO: The Missouri Monster) through a Kickstarter campaign launching Thursday, February 7th and running through March 9th. The campaign offers backers the opportunity to have their names added to the credits of the films, or have the chance to appear on-camera, alongside posters, apparel, DVD copies of the films and more.
Terror in the Skies is narrated by author, musician and television personality, Lyle Blackburn. It is co-written by Seth Breedlove and Mark Matzke, with cinematography by Zac Palmisano, an original score by Brandon Dalo, and sound design by Jason Utes. SRV Films and Santino Vitale are handling VFX and the film contains original illustrations by Matt Harris and Brian Serway. The film is produced by Seth and Adrienne Breedlove. Authors, Loren Coleman and Troy Taylor are featured alongside numerous others.

The Trailer:

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