Prophecy (1979)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  22 August 1979 (France)
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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.



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22 August 1979 (France)  »

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Prophecy: The Monster Movie  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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One of three 1979 films starring actress Talia Shire first released in that year. The other movies were Rocky II (1979) and Old Boyfriends (1979). See more »


In the opening sequence, the dog can be seen to be hanging over 40 feet above the ground. Yet the bear (unseen) manages to pluck it down, despite clearly being too short in later scenes. See more »


M' Rai: There are underground tunnels beneath the frost line to store perishables.
[M'Rai talks at the old Indian village site with Dr. Verne and his wife Maggie ]
M' Rai: The forest provides more than a man could possibly need. Things grow big here... real big.
Dr. Robert Verne: Well, I saw a salmon that took my breath away.
M' Rai: It is the garden of Eden.
M' Rai: I've never let anyone here, you are the first to see.
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Very underrated
6 January 2003 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Maybe it's because the setting of the movie- New England- is where I spent many an idyllic vacation with my family, but to see this creepy-looking mutant bear running around in the forest is really terrifying. John Frankenheimer directs a nighmarish film that should not be seen alone.

I saw "Prophecy" on a double bill with the original "Friday the 13th," another bloody romp in the forest. The Jason film was second on the bill, and would've been unimpressive on its own, but was rendered especially impotent to this viewer after having all the bejeezus scared out of me by "Prophecy."

Highly recommended!

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