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Larry Fessenden, director of the acclaimed independent horror films Habit and No Telling, crafts another unique tale of terror and suspense with this supernatural drama. George (Jake Weber) is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his wife Kim (Patricia Clarkson), and their son Miles (Erik Per Sullivan) head to upstate New York to take in the winter sights, though the drive up is hardly relaxing for any of them. George accidentally hits and severely injures… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"The woods haven't been this creepy since The Blair Witch Project."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"A hidden treasure among the masses of cookie cutter horror flicks..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"[Fessenden] is much more into ambiguity and creating mood than he is for on screen thrills"
‑ John A. Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com
"It is nature against progress. In Fessenden's horror trilogy, this theme has proved important to him and is especially so in the finale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... a post-modern pop scare show that doesn't quite work."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Fessenden ... sets a chilling tone of anticipation that keeps you inching forward, a scene at a time, until you're on the edge of your seat."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"This blend art house and horror won't satisfy either audience."
‑ Jurgen Fauth, About.com
"When an ominous Indian who can be seen only by the child arrives and talks about an evil creature in the woods, things start to go down hill."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"The acting is just fine, but there's not enough substance here to sustain interest for the full 90 minutes, especially with the weak payoff."
‑ John Venable, Supercala.com
"This film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"A mostly intelligent, engrossing and psychologically resonant suspenser."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"On the right track to something that's creepy and effective . . . It's just going to take more than a man in a Bullwinkle costume to get there."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Wendigo wants to be a monster movie for the art-house crowd, but it falls into the trap of pretention almost every time."
‑ Tim Sanger, Film Threat
"Until it goes off the rails in its final 10 or 15 minutes, Wendigo, Larry Fessenden's spooky new thriller, is a refreshingly smart and newfangled variation on several themes derived from far less sophisticated and knowing horror films."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
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