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  (in credits order)

Patricia Clarkson ... Kim

Jake Weber ... George

Erik Per Sullivan ... Miles

John Speredakos ... Otis
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff Tom Hale
Lloyd Oxendine ... Elder

Brian Delate ... Everett
Daniel Sherman ... Billy
Jennifer Wiltsie ... Martha
Maxx Stratton ... Brandon

Richard Stratton ... Earl
Dash Stratton ... Little Otis
Dwayne Navara ... Mechanic
Shelly Bolding ... Store Owner

Susan Pellegrino ... Nurse
James Godwin ... Wendigo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph C. Felece ... Surgeon

Jack Fessenden ... Young Miles

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Billy

Directed by
Larry Fessenden 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Fessenden 

Produced by
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Edward R. Pressman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michelle DiBucci 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey 
Film Editing by
Larry Fessenden 
Casting by
Mary Clay Boland 
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice 
Art Direction by
Andy Biscontini 
Set Decoration by
Shelley Herbert 
Costume Design by
Jill Newell 
Makeup Department
Tisha Koeppel .... hair designer
James Ojala .... creature effects crew: Direct Effects
Josh Turi .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Gwen Bialic .... production supervisor
April Blair .... unit production manager
Pria Thakran .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Brillman .... second second assistant director
Cecily Kaston .... first assistant director
Alyson Latz .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brahm Revel .... storyboard artist
Hunter Thompson .... art production assistant
Joanna M. Wright .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ryan Clark .... assistant sound editor
Michelle DiBucci .... soundscape
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... supervising sound editor
Nicholas Montgomery .... foley artist
Nicholas Montgomery .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Abigail Savage .... dialogue editor
Jose Torres .... sound
Special Effects by
Jay Silver .... effects photography
John Stifanich .... special effects coordinator
Dayton Taylor .... special effects producer
Visual Effects by
Timothy Considine .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Blagg .... additional grip
Greg Cangemi .... electrician
Claire F. Cario .... first assistant camera
Oliver Cary .... camera operator
Doug Kennedy .... key grip
Joe Langford .... camera loader
Timothy Reilly .... best boy grip
Craig Striano .... third grip
Attika Torrence .... grip
Casting Department
Katharina Eggmann .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiffany Pentz .... key wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jason Brodkey .... assistant editor
Paul Zucker .... assistant editor
Music Department
Edward Bilous .... score producer
Paula Bing .... musician: flutes
Alex Blake .... musician: bass
Gary Chester .... music recordist
Michelle DiBucci .... conductor
Michelle DiBucci .... orchestrator
Michelle DiBucci .... score producer
Ani Gregorian .... musician: violin
Juliet Haffner .... musician: violin solos
Greg Kalember .... music mixer
Greg Kalember .... score producer
Helen Kim .... musician: violin
Pauline Kim .... musician: violin
John Klibonoff .... musician: piano
Conway Kuo .... musician: violin
Jeffrey Mironov .... musician: guitars (as Jeff Mironov)
Ted Mook .... musician: cello solos
Valerie Naranjo .... musician: vocalist, drums and percussion
Yousif Sheronick .... musician: marimba, vibraphone
Matthew Sullivan .... musician: oboe and english horn (as Matthew Sullivan)
Wolfgang Tsoutsouris .... musician: violin
Glen Velez .... musician: percussion, frame drum, singing and chanting
Krzysztof Witek .... musician: violin solos
Other crew
Patrick Floyd .... key production assistant
Roger Kass .... legal services
Kristen Kusama .... assistant production office coordinator
Kristen Kusama .... production assistant
Frank Murray .... post-production accountant
Jenifer Scaturro .... assistant: Michelle DiBucci
Beth M. Schniebolk .... production accountant
Pawel Sek .... assistant: Michelle DiBucci
Susan Shufro .... assistant: Michelle DiBucci
Joe Smalley .... production assistant
Tess Smalley .... production assistant (as Teresa Reilly)

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An "angry" spirit haunts the Catskills, 7 November 2012
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

"Wendigo" (2001) is a story about a couple from New York City who take a weekend trip to the Catskills in the middle of winter. A local hunter takes a disliking to the husband (Jake Weber) while the couple's son becomes increasingly concerned about their environment and a Native American legend -- the Wendigo, an angry spirit that can manifest as man, beast, tree or wind.

"Wendigo" is not a conventional creature feature so if you're looking for a typical monster flick look elsewhere. The movie has a slow build-up filled with mundane drama, which some have criticized. Yet this is reminiscent of films like "The Birds," where the main characters and a sense of realism are well established before things get going.

"Wendigo" is a mood piece more than anything else. The mysteriousness of the lonely Catskill woods is evoked along with a sense of wonder and fear of the unknown. It's a vibe more akin to "The Mothman Prophecies" than "Ogre."

Like "The Mothman Prophecies" "Wendigo" is somehow a pleasure just to watch (as long as you're not psyched-up for a monster-slasher flick). There's a quiet style and expertise to the filmmaking that smacks of professionalism.

Patricia Clarkson is effective as the wife/mother and little Erik Per Sullivan is excellent as the son, Miles.

Interestingly, none of the special effects were done with CGI, but rather cinematic techniques, costumes, make-up and creative editing. It works for me.

The film leaves the viewer somewhat scratching his/her head with its ambiguity. What conjured up the Wendigo? What's its purpose? How exactly does it "devour" people with its unquenchable hunger? Etc. Obviously if you like everything spelled out for you and don't like banging your head this is not the film for you.

The film was shot in the Catskills, NY, and runs 91 minutes.

GRADE: B+ or A-

POSSIBLE EXPLANATION (***SPOILER*** Don't read further if you haven't seen the film)

Children are more sensitive to the spiritual realm because they haven't yet built up years of intellectual blockades along with social conditioning. It's clear that Miles senses malevolent creatures or spirits around him, which is why he and his mother check the closet and underneath the bed before he goes to sleep.

The Wendigo is a spirit and can only manifest in the physical realm through an agent who releases the spirit through BELIEF. The Wendigo souvenir plays a role in the Wendigo's manifestation because it was created by someone who BELIEVED in the Wendigo; it's in essence an article of worship and, in a sense, an idol. Hence, the Wendigo is attracted to the figure, which can inspire BELIEF in certain individuals, like Miles.

The ghostly Native American in the souvenir shop is obviously the Wendigo in human form. He's attracted to Miles because he senses belief and therefore guides the boy to the Wendigo figure and explains the "legend." He says, "No one believes in spirits anymore," but after sharing the story of the Wendigo he asks the boy if he believes, to which Miles responds, "I guess so." This wasn't much, but it was all the Wendigo needed. The boy gets his mother to purchase the statue and thus the Wendigo is released into the physical realm to devour human prey.

The Wendigo is an evil spirit and therefore a liar. In Indian form he claims that such spirits are not "bad" just "angry." In other words, he makes excuses for his malevolent actions. Our prisons are full of people who do the same thing.

Once released, the Wendigo immediately inspires Otis to shoot the husband and, later, kill the cop. The Wendigo then goes after the very person he used, Otis, which shows that evil spirits will readily use you if you're willing and then lose you. Why didn't the Wendigo provoke someone else? Because evil spirits can only utilize those who are ALREADY given over to the dark side of their natures. The film shows that Otis was already an arrogant SOB and potential psycho. He doesn't go "over the edge" until AFTER the Wendigo is released.

If you're wondering why the Wendigo required belief to manifest in the physical realm, just think about it: It's the same way with God. The bible says that "without faith it is impossible to please God." Faith is the key that activates God on our behalf, answers prayer, heals and moves mountains. Why would we think it's any different with spirit beings who aren't benign? The difference is that when they are released through belief they cause havoc and destruction rather than blessing.

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