"When I read the script it was contemporary and it worked for me. This is
before I knew it was based on something that had happened in the sixties... And
when I did find that out, the knowledge of that didn't hit me on such an
emotional level that I felt that it had to be period. Richard Hatem, the
original screenwriter, did a fantastic job.
the character of John Klein as the pole by which all of these events revolve
around, he established a hero for the story.This is difficult territory, and
it's really easy to veer into melodrama or wackiness. It's really kind of
unbelievable so you have to go deeper, to a metaphysical, naturally surreal,
enigmatic, mysterious emotional place with this material to make it work.
Otherwise, it's ridiculous."
"Frankly, The Mothman Prophecies is not my favorite title, but the
powers that be decided that this was a money title for whatever reason. But I
think it's misleading because it's not really a monster movie."
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"I play a small town police officer named Connie Parker who works in the
town where she grew up, which is Point Pleasant, West Virginia. People are
claiming that paranormal activity is going on around her town. She has to be
open to what is going on, but she doesn't want to add to any potential
hysteria. So she's caught between being afraid herself and trying to figure out
"My character, Gordon Smallwood, works in a chemical plant, and
some genuinely terrifying things begin to happen to him that he has no
reverence for. I think he has not been facing up to some kind of truth in
himself, and that's a lot more scary than the dark woods at night."
"My guy functions in the story as the empiricist, the
reporter who gets the facts and wants to know the truth. We see him essentially
go through a Job story. We see a guy in the beginning that's got a beautiful
wife, they're deeply in love, when she has this accident and dies very quickly.
He's in a total malaise and based on the fact that he can't get his life
together, he gets in the car in the middle of the night and somehow travels 400
miles without knowing how he got there. That sets the story in motion. By the
end we see that he's not the empiricist at all, he's just this wet rag of