Prophecy (1979, USA) C-102m. SCOPE ** D: John Frankenheimer. Starring Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Richard A. Dysart, Victoria Rasimo, George Clutesi. Made back at the time when they thought horror films could be A-movies, this eco-horror thriller is interesting for buffs. Foxworth (stern as ever) plays a doctor with noble intentions, who is called to calm down native folks believing monsters to be roaming their woods. Is nature preparing to strike back at humans? Some vicious (though rather unconvincing) effects, but plot is silly. Photographed by Harry Stradling Jr. in Canada (the first U.S. production to use B.C. locales).

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