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Wendigo Reviews

December 16, 2002
A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere.
July 20, 2002
... a post-modern pop scare show that doesn't quite work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
This film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2002
The woods haven't been this creepy since The Blair Witch Project.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 19, 2002
A mostly intelligent, engrossing and psychologically resonant suspenser.
March 13, 2002
The two leads are almost good enough to camouflage the dopey plot, but so much naturalistic small talk, delivered in almost muffled exchanges, eventually has a lulling effect.
March 13, 2002
Fessenden has nurtured his metaphors at the expense of his narrative, but he does display an original talent.
March 1, 2002
A subtle and well-crafted (for the most part) chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
February 23, 2002
The ending doesn't work ... but most of the movie works so well I'm almost recommending it, anyway -- maybe not to everybody, but certainly to people with a curiosity about how a movie can go very right, and then step wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 21, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 15, 2002
No amount of arty theorizing -- the special effects are 'German-Expressionist,' according to the press notes -- can render it anything but laughable.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 14, 2002
For those in search of something different, Wendigo is a genuinely bone-chilling tale.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2002
The engagingly primitive animated special effects contribute to a mood that's sustained through the surprisingly somber conclusion.