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The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear is a 2018 American documentary feature film written and directed by Seth Breedlove (Momo: The Missouri Monster; The Mothman of Point Pleasant; Boggy Creek Monster) for his Small Town Monsters production company,

The film features an original score composed by Brandon Dalo and cinematography by Zachary Palmisano with special FX by Santino Vitale and animated sequences by Chris Scalf.

“In 1952, five children were playing football in a small town called Flatwoods, West Virginia, when a strange object appeared above them. Streaking across the sky, they watched it crest a nearby hill, slow and then descend just over the top of the ridge.

What followed after their sighting has become one of the most infamous local legends ever recorded. That night, seven area residents encountered a hovering, mechanical monstrosity that was described by area newspapers as “glowing,” “Frankenstein-like” and breathing fire. The event helped shepherd in the 50’s obsession with flying saucers and alien lifeforms and the “Green Monster” (one of three names given to the creature) has become a pop-culture figure in the decades to follow.

In the years since their brush with the “Flatwoods Monster,” witnesses have seen their story evolve from a terrifying, true-life event to little more than a fable. Now, two of the original witnesses will set the record straight on just what it was they saw that warm, September evening when a new documentary titled The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear is unveiled.


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