A hidden treasure among the masses of cookie cutter horror flicks...
| Original Score: 3/4
[Fessenden] is much more into ambiguity and creating mood than he is for on screen thrills
| Original Score: 4/5
A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere.
It is nature against progress. In Fessenden's horror trilogy, this theme has proved important to him and is especially so in the finale.
| Original Score: A
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's a horror movie that knows how to be scary, but not at the expense of fascinating characters.
...combines elements of other creepy flicks but succeeds in coming up with an original, eerie film in its own right
| Original Score: B
This stylish thriller has been influenced by films from "The Shining" to "Halloween," yet creates its own distinct place in the genre.
| Original Score: A-
A dizzying digital video oddyssey through the snowy woods of upstate New York.
| Original Score: B+
The woods haven't been this creepy since The Blair Witch Project.
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
A mostly intelligent, engrossing and psychologically resonant suspenser.
A subtle and well-crafted (for the most part) chiller.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A properly spooky film about the power of spirits to influence us whether we believe in them or not.
It's a pretty good little thriller.
Director Fessenden's inventive camerawork, staccato editing, and creative use of sound make Wendigo a creepy, entertaining ride.
It doesn't make for great cinema, but it is interesting to see where one's imagination will lead when given the opportunity.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
(Wendigo is) why we go to the cinema: to be fed through the eye, the heart, the mind.
| Original Score: 4/4
The climax slips a bit, but Wendigo is still a creepy winner.