Directed by Larry Fessenden
When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. After a shopkeeper tells Miles about the legend of the Wendigo, a beast from Native Peoples folklore who is half-man, half-deer, and can change itself at will, the child begins to wonder if the creature might have something to do with his family's sudden misfortune.
When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage.
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan
Not great, still watchable though. A story like this would have a better place as a Creepshow episode. They tried to pad the story by putting echoey voiceover of what just happened over travel scenes, and flashed pictures or did the "evil dead" monster tracking shots. cut the crap, make it 20 minutes, and get a director of photography who knows how to make a point.
(A) not horror; (B) no story; (C) bearly see the wendigo; therefore this film is 91 minutes too long.
What a steaming loaf. There's barely a story, and what little story there is, is super sad and pointless. I feel like the only way it could have been worse is if in the last shot they told the kid he has ass cancer or some shit. Not sure why this movie is called Wendigo. The Wendigo didn't do anything and maybe wasn't real? Not exactly sure. Also it looked like it was made by a kindergarten class out of popsicle sticks and Elmer's glue, and they tried to hide how shitty it looked by shaking the hell out of the camera and zooming in and out really fast. I'm pretty sure this whole movie was shot for 11 dollars and a button. For such a bad movie it actually has some good acting in it, except for the over-the-top backwoods hillbilly. It gets an extra point for having Dewey from Malcom in the Middle in it.
slow and not scary