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Prophecy (1979) - John Frankenheimer

John Frankenheimer wanted to make a difference with this picture. He didn't want this to go down as just any other horror movie. Prophecy from '79 is a PG rated piece highlighting the horrors of logging and pollution. However, it couldn't stay far from it's horror movie roots.

Released during the infamous "Summer of Fear" This movie had some really stiff competition. Alien, Amityville Horror, Phantasm, Driller Killer, were all playing at the time. It was a great time to be a fan. That really shines through in all of those movies. Each had a cheapness that was ironic and now, nostalgic.

The film stars Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, and Richard Dysart trying to survive, deep in the woods, against a vicious titanic mutated bear. Disfigured and transformed by the chemicals from a near-by logging operation.

The story focuses on the struggle between a local native-american tribe and this evil corporate logging camp. Doctor Robert Verne shows up and …