We checked out director Seth Breedlove’s On the Trail of Bigfoot series a few weeks ago, so we were excited to check out this documentary, which explores hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures in the state of Illinois.
From Alton’s man-eating Piasa Bird legends to recent Chicago sightings of a creature said to resemble West Virginia’s infamous Mothman, Terror in the Skies checks out all angles of winged monsters in the skies above The Prarie State.
I love how this film uses both VFX (by SRV Films and Santino Vitale) and animated illustrations by Matt Harris and Brian Serway to tell these stories. It gives the movie a really unique look that helps it stand out from any other paranormal documentaries out there.
There’s also a nice mix of eyewitnesses and experts to tell these stories, whether they’re discussing thunderbirds, giant birds, Mothmen or any other avian cryptids. Much like the previously mentioned Small Town Monsters films we’ve seen, this stands head, shoulder and wings over the competition.
A spiritual sequel to 2017’s The Mothman of Point Pleasant, the Small Town Monsters team will also be putting together the final chapter in their Mothman trilogy, The Mothman Legacy, in 2020.
Terror In the Skies is available to rent or own on Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo OnDemand, DVD and VIDI Space starting June 7.
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