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Woodstock Film Festival 2001
"A wonderfully suggestive creepiness permeates every corner of Larry Fessenden's "Wendigo".
A lean, brainy horror fable ... blurs the distinction between reality and myth,
spiraling us into a harrowing deluge of panic and fright."
WENDIGO succeeds and satisfies in a way that few films even think to attempt.
It is a stunning character piece, a deeply unsettling horror film,
and a meticulously crafted clockwork as spare and tight as a drum."
"Fessenden approaches the themes and thrills of the classic American horror movies
through a determinedly modern approach, as if John Cassavetes had been working for Universal in the early 30's
... for those in search of something different, WENDIGO is a genuinely bone-chilling tale"
NEW YORK TIMES
"creates tension and fear out of thin air"
CHICAGO SUN TIMES
"a filmmaker with an uncanny gift for the creation of unsettling moods ...
Fessenden manages to use snow, light and wind to create a potent, chilling dreamscape."
"Spectacularly smart and scary!
a spine-shivering example of indie ingenuity."
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
"a reminder of the days when zero budgets could produce small miracles...
solidly oblique expressionism"
"darkly beautiful, genuinely scary"
"a nifty supernatural chiller or suggestion and foreboding"
"Creates an atmosphere of great, unknowable menace
that closely approximates the haunted spirit of Algeron Blackwood's unforgettable tale 'The Wendigo.'"
"stands head and shoulders above most genre offerings ...
one of the best movies I've ever seen at capturing the way children interpret the world"
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"it's a pleasure to watch this movie, because the director Larry Fessenden is in complete control of what he's doing"
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
"Leave it to downtown-ist auteur Larry Fessenden to incorporate class conflict as the foundation of a horror movie
... a provocative piece of entertainment.
"One of the smartest, most resonant horror movies to come down the pike in a long time ...
Fessenden is one of the original talents of his genre"
NEW YORK OBSERVER
"The sheer virtuosity of Wendigo--which, if one were naïve in regards to the film’s history,
would swear it was the product of Hollywood’s best talents--stands,
not only as a great horror flick, but as an outstanding, if not daunting, cinematic effort."
"one of the best indie features in years"
A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light this chilly winter evening in Upstate New York. Kim, George and their eight-year old son, Miles, are city dwellers stealing a weekend away at a friend's country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American Myth made manifest in Miles' imagination.
ContentFilm presents a Magnolia Pictures release of a Glass Eye Pix / Antidote Films production
starring PATRICIA CLARKSON ~ JAKE WEBER ~ JOHN SPEREDAKOS and ERIK PER SULLIVAN
casting SHEILA JAFFE GIORGIANNE WALKEN MARY-CLAY BOLAND
production design STEPHEN BEATRICE costume design JILL NEWELL
sound design NICK MONTGOMERY mix TOM EFINGER
original song TOM LAVERACK music & soundscape MICHELLE DIBUCCI
effects photography JAY STEPHEN SILVER effects producer DAYTON TAYLOR
director of photography TERRY STACEY producer JEFF LEVY-HINTE
writer, director, editor LARRY FESSENDEN
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