"What do you look like?"
"It depends on who's looking."
— Richard Gere's character, John Klein questioning the interdimensional being, Indrid Cold, from the 2002 motion picture, The Mothman Prophecies
Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where locals reported seeing an otherworldly creature, who would later become dubbed as the "Mothman." John Keel's investigation into the incidents would later become a book as well as a motion picture.
Tonight we have a conversation with screenwriter and producer Richard Hatem, known for such Motion Picture and Television projects as The Mothman Prophecies, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Grimm, Damien, Supernatural, Witches of East End, The Gates and many, many others. We discuss with Rich his approach to adapting John Keel's book, The Mothman Prophecies for the Big Screen, the larger concepts surrounding the events, his life-long interest in the paranormal and supernatural, as well as a lot of other cool stuff.
- Rich Hatem's page on IMDb http://imdb.to/2rHWxMj
- Author and Paranormal Investigator John A. Keel's page on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2gfyX1y
- The Mothman Prophecies (motion picture) http://bit.ly/2r6CaYO
- The Mothman Prophecies (book by John A. Keel) http://bit.ly/2r52Jvk
- Astonishing Legends' episode 50 on The Mothman, Part 1 on AudioBoom http://bit.ly/2qXrefz
- Mothman legend on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dQ3dhn
- The Silver Bridge, Point Pleasant, WV http://bit.ly/2flwFjC
- Point Pleasant, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2euHGdZ
- The 16th annual Mothman Festival, Septemeber 16 & 17, 2017 http://www.mothmanfestival.com/
- 4 Alleged Mothman sightings preceding disasters http://bit.ly/2sK9p1C
- Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA http://bit.ly/1dgXtJF
- Miracles - the TV series http://bit.ly/2qYstYs
- Tulpa http://bit.ly/1LUTSSo
- Music video Half Life by Low & tomandandy feat. Indrid Cold, dir. by Mark Pellington http://bit.ly/2swEzKt
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Episode 72: Richard Hatem, Screenwriter of The Mothman Prophecies. Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.