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George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his... See full summary »

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Kim
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George
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Miles
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Otis
Christopher Wynkoop ...
Sheriff Tom Hale
Lloyd Oxendine ...
Elder
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Everett
Daniel Sherman ...
Billy
Jennifer Wiltsie ...
Martha
Maxx Stratton ...
Brandon
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Earl
Dash Stratton ...
Little Otis
Dwayne Navara ...
Mechanic
Shelly Bolding ...
Store Owner
Susan Pellegrino ...
Nurse
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George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his wife Kim, and their son Miles head to upstate New York to take in the winter sights, though the drive up is hardly relaxing for any of them. George accidentally hits and severely injures a deer that ran onto the icy road; after George stops to inspect the damage, he's confronted by an angry local named Otis who flies into a rage, telling George that he and his fellow hunters had been tracking the deer for some time. An argument breaks out, which leaves George feeling deeply shaken. When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they discover that it's next door to Otis' property, and they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. Since, when they stopped at a store en route to the cabin, a shopkeeper told Miles about the legend of the Wendigo, a beast from ... Written by Anonymous

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A new hallucination from the director of HABIT. See more »


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Rated R for a strong sex scene, language and violent images | See all certifications »
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23 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Escalofrío  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,107 (USA) (31 May 2002)

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$99,958 (USA) (31 May 2002)
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When George falls from the sled, the snow beneath him already has a body imprint before he lands atop it. See more »

Quotes

Otis Stookey: I dug you out of that ditch...you could have asked!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Hold Out
Written by Tom Laverack
Guitar & Vocals: Tom Laverack
Percussion: Gideon Egger
Guitar: Marc Schulman
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Gideon Egger
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Good but not Great
2 March 2002 | by (Philadelphia suburbs) – See all my reviews

This film based on Ojibwa (chippewa) and Algonquin Native American Legends.

I had expected this film to center mostly around this but it was only a small part of the plot.

The Wendigo, Windigo, or Windago is a spirit that comes with the wind. It would entice persons by calling to them in an irresistable way. It then would drag its victims along at great speeds until they burn up.

This film mostly centers around a family that vacations un upstate New York during winter and have an unpleasant run in with some local hunters. This film has some excellent cinematography and special camera angles. There is much time-lapse photography and one part with the now-famous "time slice" photography better known as "bullet time" which was made famous in "The Matrix (1999)"

It is an unusual film and I could describe it as a combination of Blair Witch, Sixth Sense, Abominable Snowman.


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