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Wendigo Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A hidden treasure among the masses of cookie cutter horror flicks...
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 16, 2003
This blend art house and horror won't satisfy either audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com
February 13, 2003
[Fessenden] is much more into ambiguity and creating mood than he is for on screen thrills
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 14, 2003
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.
Full Review| Original Score: C-
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
December 16, 2002
A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere.
Tim Sanger
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Wendigo wants to be a monster movie for the art-house crowd, but it falls into the trap of pretention almost every time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
... a post-modern pop scare show that doesn't quite work.
| Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 1, 2002
It is nature against progress. In Fessenden's horror trilogy, this theme has proved important to him and is especially so in the finale.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John Venable
Supercala.com
June 28, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
June 28, 2002
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 10, 2002
It's a horror movie that knows how to be scary, but not at the expense of fascinating characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 14, 2002
...combines elements of other creepy flicks but succeeds in coming up with an original, eerie film in its own right
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
May 10, 2002
This film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography.
| Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 5, 2002
This stylish thriller has been influenced by films from "The Shining" to "Halloween," yet creates its own distinct place in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
April 19, 2002
A dizzying digital video oddyssey through the snowy woods of upstate New York.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 18, 2002
It follows the Blair Witch formula for an hour, in which we're told something creepy and vague is in the works, and then it goes awry in the final 30 minutes.
| Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 30, 2002
Creates a genuinely creepy atmosphere and features some strong performances, but...it deteriorates down the stretch and closes on an ambiguous note.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 28, 2002
The woods haven't been this creepy since The Blair Witch Project.
| Original Score: B+
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 28, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
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