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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A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside. Written by <>

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She Lives. Don't Move. Don't Breathe. She Will Find You. See more »


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Release Date:

22 August 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Prophecy: The Monster Movie  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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The way that Isely (Richard Dysart) described the Katahdin monster was "larger than a dragon with the eyes of a cat". See more »


Dr. Verne and his wife fly from Washington D.C. to Maine, but when they pass over a lighthouse on the coast the plane is clearly traveling south. 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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Giant mutant on the rampage in Maine
18 April 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Prophcey came on the Sci-Fi Channel about a couple of years ago and someone I know taped it me as I don't get that channel. I quite enjoyed this movie.

In a scenic forest in Maine, a local paper mill which is dumping mercury in a lake causes the local wildlife to grow into giants and mutate. We get to see a raccoon acting wildly, a giant salmon, giant tadpole, a pair of rather ugly looking mutant bear cubs and, best of all, a huge mutated bear that is going on the rampage killing and eating people, including the local sheriff and a family of natives.

Prophcey contains some great scenery and was actually filmed in British Columbia despite the story being in Maine.

I'm not too familiar with any of the cast, which is lead by Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Richard Dysart.

Prophecy is worth viewing. A treat.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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