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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...
John A. Nesbit
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
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
December 16, 2002
A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere.
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
Shawn Levy
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.

June 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
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
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+
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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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 19, 2002
A mostly intelligent, engrossing and psychologically resonant suspenser.
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
March 1, 2002
A subtle and well-crafted (for the most part) chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2002
A properly spooky film about the power of spirits to influence us whether we believe in them or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
March 1, 2002
It's a pretty good little thriller.
| Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
February 19, 2002
Director Fessenden's inventive camerawork, staccato editing, and creative use of sound make "Wendigo" a creepy, entertaining ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
February 15, 2002
It doesn't make for great cinema, but it is interesting to see where one's imagination will lead when given the opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 15, 2002
(Wendigo is) why we go to the cinema: to be fed through the eye, the heart, the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

E! Online
February 15, 2002
The climax slips a bit, but Wendigo is still a creepy winner.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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