April 12, 2019
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Slash Film: WENDIGO “The Best Movies Streaming Right Now”

Wendigo Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

If you saw the new Pet Sematary, and were intrigued by the legend of the Wendigo that’s mentioned briefly in the film, you might want to check out Larry Fessenden‘s Wendigo. A low-budget affair, Fessenden knows exactly how to stretch his budget and create an effective, creepy chiller. Jake WeberPatricia Clarkson and Erik Peter Sullivan play a family who decide to take a vacation from Manhattan and head to a cabin in heavily wooded upstate New York. The trip runs into trouble almost immediately, when the family runs afoul of a group of rude, confrontational hunters. Once everyone gets to the cabin, things only get weirder, as some sort of malevolent presence seems to be lurking about. Is it all in the heads of the characters, or is there something supernatural afoot? You decide.

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April 9, 2019
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Looper: WENDIGO “After you see Pet Sematary, watch these movies”

Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo doesn’t share any talent with Pet Sematary, but you could argue that it shares a villain. The Wendigo is a demonic creature from Algonquian mythology. Living in the woods of the North Atlantic region, it eats people, and in some versions of the story possesses people and causes them to eat each other. Like Pet Sematary, Wendigo focuses on a family that leaves the city behind only to find that there’s a terrifying presence in the New England woods.

George (Jake Weber) wants to relax in a cabin with his wife Kim (Patricia Clarkson) and young son Miles (Erik Per Sullivan), only to end up facing an evil presence bearing down on them. Miles encounters a Native American shop owner (Shelly Bolding) who tells him the legend of the Wendigo, and Miles becomes convinced that’s what’s in the woods — and perhaps inside his father as well. As the wall between reality and myth appears to collapse, the Wendigo eventually appears onscreen far more directly than in Pet Sematary.

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February 25, 2019
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Fessenden discusses WENDIGO on Geeks and Creeps Podcast

From Geeks and Creeps: “This month our Creature feature is the fearsome Wendigo,
and we have an interview with Wendigo expert and film director, Larry Fessenden.”

October 17, 2018
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Glass Eye in the Catskills!

Join us this weekend at the Great Western Catskills International Film Festival,
hosted by GEP pals James Felix McKenney and Lisa Wisely.

FRIDAY 10/19
The Ranger
7:00PM

Only A Switch
9:30PM
Q&A with director Michael Vincent

SATURDAY 10/20
Wendigo
The Last Winter
3PM
Q&A with Fessenden

Tickets available NOW

September 26, 2018
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Revel week continues with GEP project Manitou Valley

Enjoy a teaser trailer for MANITOU VALLEY from 2003.
Add the comic book to your collection,

also available for digital download on Comixology.

From Glass Eye Comix comes a tale inspired by Larry Fessenden’s indie horror film WENDIGO.
This 29-page full color comic book was written by James Felix McKenney and drawn,
inked and colored by Brahm Revel (Guerillas, X-men).

Meet Brahm Revel at
New York Comic Con!

June 8, 2018
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HOME IS WHERE THE HORROR IS.

On the occasion of the opening of the new horror flick HERIDITARY, one of GEP’s favorite authors Jason Zimmerman (SHOCK VALUE) writes about a new era of horror in The New York Times.

 From the article:

Moving into territory once the preserve of prestige dramas, horror has never been more bankable and celebrated than it is right now. And while evil clowns and serial killers at sorority houses still haunt young viewers (and make tons of money), we’re in the midst of a golden age of grown-up horror. Hushed and character-driven, this mix of indie fare and blockbusters works ferociously on adult anxieties in an age of dislocation.

Part of the reason horror has long targeted young viewers is that it’s harder to scare adults. We have seen too much, including other scary movies. But that experience can be used against us. H.P. Lovecraft famously wrote that the strongest kind of fear was that of the unknown. But the older you get, the less unknown there is. Vampires, werewolves and zombies don’t frighten like they once did. But ghosts still do — when they remind us of what we have lost.

This weekend, check out HEREDITARY in theaters and then cozy up with Fessenden’s home horror family drama from 2001, WENDIGO

August 1, 2016
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Fessenden talks up a storm with Daily Grindhouse!

Fessenden chats with Daily Grindhouse about Sudden Storm: A Wendigo Reader, Marvel comics, the horrors of the internet and other intriguing topics. 

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May 5, 2016
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SUDDEN STORM on Woodstock Writers Radio – 4/24/16

wdst_new_photo_gal__photo_1507577837Fessenden interviewed by the always compelling Martha Frankel on the fabulous Woodstock Writers Radio, a fantastic forum for authors of all stripes. Episode haunted by Prince’s demise, as it was aired the Sunday after he died.

Fessenden shares the bill with Prince biographer Alan Light, author of Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain.

Also on the bill: Bob Mehr’s in-depth portrait, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements. 

Followed by Fessenden, speaking about Sudden Storm; a Wendigo Reader.

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April 3, 2016
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WENDIGO review at PopMatters

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“How does myth shape our understanding of the world?
Such is the question hiding in the heart of Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo,
a film that screened in gorgeously grainy 35mm on Thursday
as part of the Boston Underground Film Festival. An artful examination of mythical storytelling, 
Wendigo succeeded both as a horror film and a character-driven indie drama
about a young boy dealing with trauma.

 … All in all, Wendigo is a great film, one that displays the power of expressionist horror
to tackle grand themes and do so with emotional sensitivity and masterfully-executed atmosphere.”

—Valleriy Kolyaych, PopMattaers

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March 28, 2016
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Fessenden rambles on Boston Hassle

By Robert Rice

The following is an account of an interview, not a transcript nor even a very coherent paraphrasing. It couldn’t have been, because what took place was too sprawling and fractal, because that’s the nature of a long conversation, because he is a non-discriminating student of the horrific and the convivial, because I got lucky. I got lucky because I was slated for fifteen minutes and he gave me an hour and fifteen. I got lucky because, via some serendipitous allowance of mutual and overlapping interest, we both felt like talking about neuroscience, frailty, nature, fathers, and fear with another person who knows about the killing of Tim McLean. Or, more likely, I felt like it, and he wasn’t actively opposed to indulging me.

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