The Oregonian (2012)

The Oregonian



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Leaving behind a desultory and potentially abusive existence, a beautiful farm girl, known only as The Oregonian (Lindsay Pulsipher), rushes headlong into an unknown future. -- (C) Cinemad

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Calvin Reeder
In Theaters:
Cinemad - Official Site


as The Oregonian

as Blond Stranger

as Red Stranger

as Omelet Man

News & Interviews for The Oregonian

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for The Oregonian

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

"The Oregonian" teases us with horror and amnesia-mystery conventions without sealing the deal either way.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Advocates of bad-trip cinema, you may commence cult-worshipping this warped nightmare now.

Full Review… | June 5, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Writer-director Calvin Lee Reeder, making his feature debut, isn't interested in satisfying the conventional expectations of an audience.

Full Review… | June 5, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Tedious horror experiment steals gimmicks from actual avant-garde works and makes them look dull.

Full Review… | February 8, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Reeder shows a knack for unsettling audiovisual textures, but once it's clear The Oregonian will offer no real storyline or explanations, viewer patience wears thin.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
Top Critic

It's the kind of movie you'd find in someone's VHS collection, decide to watch based on the box art and title, and end up switching out for The House of the Devil instead.

Full Review… | June 3, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Oregonian

A woman has an accident driving in the deserted woods and finds herself trapped in a world where nothing makes sense. The director, Calvin Reeder, accurately describes it as a "surrealist/experimental movie with splashes of horror"; about a fourth of the audience walked out of the screening I saw, more likely from boredom than shock. If you're going to make a film with essentially no plot, every individual scene needs to be a knockout, and that's just not the case with THE OREGONIAN. But it gets points for remaining defiantly weird, and for a couple of very nice funny/creepy touches: a man whose pee turns all the colors of the rainbow, and a man-sized green muppet character.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

The Oregonian Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Oregonian on our Movie forum!