Prophecy (1979)





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This schlock horror classic from the 1970s is a product of the career ebb experienced by director John Frankenheimer. Robert Foxworth stars as Dr. Robert Verne, an inner-city physician renowned for his compassion and fairness. So he's asked by the EPA to mediate a dispute between Native American tribes and a polluting paper mill in isolated northern Maine. Accompanied by his pregnant wife Maggie (Talia Shire), a classical musician, Robert journeys to the deep woods, where he meets the tribal … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David Seltzer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2002
Paramount Pictures



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Critic Reviews for Prophecy

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Too bad the ambitious pic was so poorly made and also so lacking in entertainment value, because there's a good sci-fi story here if done right.

Full Review… | December 31, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Truly a guilty pleasure! When your radioactive grizzly bear looks like someone poured a strawberry sundae on its head, you know you're in for a good time!

July 29, 2007
Echo Magazine

I predicted this flick would be so bad it's good. I was wrong.

Full Review… | January 4, 2005

Audience Reviews for Prophecy


The first 60 minutes is totally unnecessary. After the hour mark Man Bear Pig shows up and then movie is surprisingly fun. The sleeping bag kill is awesome.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


It's not a complete failure...but it's pretty close. Cheesy acting, cliched plot and a script that even I could write better, Prophecy is deserving of its obscurity.

The gooey mutant bear is pretty hip though, and that scene where it bitch-slaps the boy in the sleeping bag is amazing.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer


So it's like an environmental warning movie? Don't pollute or you get skinless zombie bears? It does have one of the best death scenes ever and it's great to see the filmmakers have no shame when it comes to using that bear puppet. It's about 20 minutes too long, keeping it from being a cult classic monster movie.

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