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On a snow-covered road in the woods of upstate New York, Manhattanites George and Kim, and their eight-year-old son Miles, drive to the country house where they'll spend a much-needed weekend vacation. Suddenly, their car hits a deer, leading the shaken family to a terrifying encounter with the leader of a posse of local hunters that had been pursuing the animal. Miles witnesses the angry hunter's "mercy killing" of the wounded stag though his parents do their best to protect him. As they settle into the farmhouse, the quiet and isolation begin to erode their sense of… 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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