“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