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Wendigo A bald-faced rip-off of The Shining, with a crucial difference: Wendigo trades the metaphysics of middle-class murder for the no-budget spectacle of...an...WendigoHorrorPT90MR A bald-faced rip-off of The Shining, with a crucial difference: Wendigo trades the metaphysics of middle-class murder for the no-budget spectacle of...an...2002-03-08Magnolia Pictures
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Wendigo

Genre: Horror; Starring: Patricia Clarkson, John Speredakos, Erik Per Sullivan, Jake Weber; Director: Larry Fessenden; Author: Larry Fessenden; Release Date Limited: 02/15/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

A bald-faced rip-off of The Shining, with a crucial difference: Wendigo trades the metaphysics of middle-class murder for the no-budget spectacle of…an incredibly fake-looking monster deer. 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. But the writer-director, Larry Fessenden, has become a cult darling among critics, and that, unlike the movie, is kind of scary.