Prophecy is a 1979 horror film directed by John Frankenheimer and written by David Seltzer. It stars Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante.
Not to be confused with the 1995 film The Prophecy, this is an ecological fable about the evils of industrial pollution. A novelization of the film, written by Seltzer as well, was also published, with the tagline 'A Novel of Unrelenting Terror.
Tracking two lost lumberjacks through the night, a rescue team nearly follows the trail over a cliff causing one hound to fall. Two men rappel down to retrieve the fallen hound, but they are mysteriously killed. The third, who hears screams down below, rappels down to investigate, where he finds his team mates dead, killed by a monster known as Katahdin (Kevin Peter Hall).
Dr Robert Verne (Robert Foxworth) is fed up with dealing with the squalor of city tenements. He does not feel he is making a difference. He accepts a job from the Environmental Protection Agency to write a report on a logging operation near Androscoggin in Maine. The loggers are in dispute with the local American Indians who are the Opies (O.P.s), the original people.
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