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Wendigo (2001)

George 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... See full summary »

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Larry Fessenden

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Larry Fessenden

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Clarkson ... Kim
Jake Weber ... George
Erik Per Sullivan ... Miles
John Speredakos ... Otis
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff Tom Hale
Lloyd Oxendine Lloyd Oxendine ... Elder
Brian Delate ... Everett
Daniel Sherman Daniel Sherman ... Billy
Jennifer Wiltsie Jennifer Wiltsie ... Martha
Maxx Stratton Maxx Stratton ... Brandon
Richard Stratton ... Earl
Dash Stratton Dash Stratton ... Little Otis
Dwayne Navara Dwayne Navara ... Mechanic
Shelly Bolding Shelly Bolding ... Store Owner
Susan Pellegrino ... Nurse
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George 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, and their son Miles 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 a deer that ran onto the icy road; after George stops to inspect the damage, he's confronted by an angry local named Otis who flies into a rage, telling George that he and his fellow hunters had been tracking the deer for some time. An argument breaks out, which leaves George feeling deeply shaken. When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they discover that it's next door to Otis' property, and they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. Since, when they stopped at a store en route to the cabin, a shopkeeper told Miles about the legend of the Wendigo, a beast from ... Written by Anonymous

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A new hallucination from the director of HABIT. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a strong sex scene, language and violent images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Wendigo the Movie

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escalofrío See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,107, 31 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,319
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When George falls from the sled, the snow beneath him already has a body imprint before he lands atop it. See more »

Quotes

Otis Stookey: I dug you out of that ditch...you could have asked!
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Soundtracks

Hold Out
Written by Tom Laverack
Guitar & Vocals: Tom Laverack
Percussion: Gideon Egger
Guitar: Marc Schulman
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Gideon Egger
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Is it in your head, or is it really out there?

This is one of those unique horror films that requires a much more mature understanding of the word 'horror' in order for it to be appreciated. The main thing people may fail to realize that this story is told through the point of view a little boy and, as with most younger children, he gets frightened easily. Mainly because he simply doesn't understand things, like why his father is hardly ever there for him. From watching the film you can see the husband arguing with his wife the balance between work time and family time and you can easily understand it, but the little boy doesn't. Also one can imagine the boy being afraid of the woods, as it is established early on in the film, that the family is from the city. Also, in the beginning as the family is traveling to the house they hit a deer, then get held up, then they argue with the locals about it, and the little boy surely didn't find this introduction to the woods pleasant at all.

The "Wendigo" is ultimately what his young, innocent mind fabricates to explain all of this. There is the American Indian legend, but when looking at the scene where the young boy hears about about it, it is explained to him like bluntly and simplistically. Not because that's what the Wendigo actually is, but because that is how he understands it. When you look at the film from this point of view you can really begin to appreciate it. Obviously it was low-budget and shot cheaply, but the jumping montages, use of light, and general eeriness more than make up for it. And the final question the film asks is: is it all in your head, or is it really out there? 8/10

Rated R: profanity, violence, and a sex scene


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