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      Wendigo

      R Released Mar 1, 2002 1 hr. 31 min. Horror List
      60% 53 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light this chilly winter evening in upstate New York. Kim (Patricia Clarkson), George (Jake Weber) and their 8-year-old son, Miles (Erik Per Sullivan), are city dwellers stealing a weekend away at a friend's country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American myth made manifest in Miles' imagination. Read More Read Less
      Wendigo

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      An artsy horror flick, Wendigo effectively creates an eerie atmosphere.

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      Jack S Flashes of visual style are a plus, but Wendigo is neither suspenseful nor scary enough to elevate it above a standard genre effort. In addition, the unimaginative story isn’t helped by bland work from Weber, and the weak ending is particularly unsatisfying. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review James D Definition of a moments movie. Has its decent moments, but other than just a bit of a bore. The atmosphere, music and sound effects are what carry the film because it is definitely unsettling at times. But honestly it would be better as an Audible drama. 5/10 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/04/23 Full Review Allison M Whole bunch of nothing happening. This whole movie is a yuppie couple and their kid talking and a creepy redneck looming in the background. It spends a lot of time forcing a sentimental vibe that it doesn't need to force. In the end the wendigo is a guy in a suit and that's where all the budget went. This movie took so long to get to the point, even when the dad was dying he wouldn't shut up and go in the damn room to be saved. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 07/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Wendigo was a decent flick with a strange storyline. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow that was awful ! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/16/20 Full Review steve d The only thing it does well is boar the viewer. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Scott Foundas Variety A wonderfully suggestive creepiness permeates every corner of "Wendigo," a mostly superb bit of modern horror. May 20, 2008 Full Review Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune ... a post-modern pop scare show that doesn't quite work. Rated: 2/4 Jul 20, 2002 Full Review Jay Carr Boston Globe This film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography. Rated: 2/4 May 10, 2002 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com The film features Fessenden's most inventive use of special effects, sidestepping potential silliness with a rather haunting genre effort. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 20, 2020 Full Review David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor Fessenden's latest horror yarn is a smart and scary voyage into the uncanny realm where hard realities,mind-spinning myths, and hallucinatory visions blur. Rated: 4/5 Oct 17, 2018 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed A hidden treasure among the masses of cookie cutter horror flicks... Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light this chilly winter evening in upstate New York. Kim (Patricia Clarkson), George (Jake Weber) and their 8-year-old son, Miles (Erik Per Sullivan), are city dwellers stealing a weekend away at a friend's country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American myth made manifest in Miles' imagination.
      Director
      Larry Fessenden
      Screenwriter
      Larry Fessenden
      Distributor
      Magnolia Films
      Production Co
      ContentFilm
      Rating
      R (Language|Violent Images|Strong Sex Scene)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 1, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 3, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $100.0K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, Dolby A, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)