Mark Pellington‘s The Mothman Prophecies, 20 years old next January, is possibly the best alien-creep-out film ever made. It’s a middle-grounder that lies between benign alien visitation films a la Close Encounters or The Day The Earth Stood Still, and alien attack films like both versions of War of the Worlds. I fell for this 119-minute Sony release because of this scene in particular, and because I adore the name “Indrid Cold.”

The screenplay was by Richard Hatem, based on John Keel‘s “The Mothman Prophecies.”

A new Bluray version popped about a week ago.