Eyes of the Mothman
"Glowing red eyes." "Tremendously big wingspan." "Some thought it might be the devil." This is how Matthew J. Pellowski's subjects describe the Mothman, a birdlike creature said to have been spotted throughout the 20th century in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The doc clocks in at 155 minutes, cut into segments that include the curse of Chief Cornstalk, UFOs, Indrid Cold, and the collapse of the Silver Bridge -- in addition to the titular beast. Sounds like a lot, but Eyes earns its length with an admirable dedication to thoroughness, historical accuracy, and what the film critic Dan Schneider praised as "real investigative journalism."
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