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Wendigo (1978)

A gang of campers are led into a wilderness that includes an island haunted by an evil spirit.


Paul Kiener (as Roger Darbonne)


Algernon Blackwood (short story) (as Algernan Blackwood), Paul Kiener (screenplay) (as Roger Darbonne)


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Cast overview:
Van Washburn Jr. Van Washburn Jr. ... Defago
Victor Lawrence Victor Lawrence ... Billy
Ron Berger Ron Berger ... Frank Benson
Carole Cocherelle Carole Cocherelle ... Connie Kranzler
Cameron Garnick Cameron Garnick ... Eric Jennings
Frank Lansing Frank Lansing ... Wendigo
Robert Steffen Robert Steffen ... Mike Coglan
Victor Bob Victor Bob ... Blackfoot Warrior
David Castiano David Castiano ... Blackfoot Warrior
Freeman Dennison Freeman Dennison ... Blackfoot Warrior
Norman Mitchell Norman Mitchell ... Blackfoot Warrior
Joni Brown Joni Brown ... Blackfoot Squaw
Wilma Jean Tso Wilma Jean Tso ... Blackfoot Squaw
Felicia Tso Felicia Tso ... Blackfoot Child
Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis ... Blackfoot Child


A gang of campers are led into a wilderness that includes an island haunted by an evil spirit.

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Huntinn of ze moouse
14 May 2014 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

At this time of writing,there was only one review of this film here,now,I always like to see a few reviews to get a good balance.Therefore I thought I would add another one as the lone reviewer could be wrong in his opinion of the movie.

I have to tell you,they were not...it is an awful film.A horror film can be good,bad,silly,stupid but it should never be dull and boring.Some of the worst horror films are still watchable for their sheer badness and stupidity but dull films are just tedious. This film is one of those.Poor acting from the cast,it should come as no surprise that most of them never appeared in any other films.A muddled story which didn't make much sense,mind numbing direction,at times it seemed to be more a 'how to go camping' training video.

The only faintly entertaining part is the French Canadian guide who has taken accent lessons from Inspector Clouseau.Like the inspector,who says 'reum' for room,the guide pronounces moose as 'moouse.' But even this gets tedious after a time.

One definitely to miss and as with a ultra low budget film like this,we never actually get to see the wendigo.

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