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WENDIGO

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Wendigo

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/15/02
performer:
Patricia Clarkson, John Speredakos, Erik Per Sullivan, Jake Weber
director:
Larry Fessenden
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
author:
7262
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C

A bald-faced rip-off of The Shining, with a crucial difference: Wendigo trades the metaphysics of middle-class murder for the no-budget spectacle of…an incredibly fake-looking monster deer. If this dud had been made in the ’70s, it would have been called The Hills Have Antlers and played for about three weeks in drive-ins. But the writer-director, Larry Fessenden, has become a cult darling among critics, and that, unlike the movie, is kind of scary.

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