Larry Fessenden is one of the current masters of horror, and yet is probably best remembered for his unique appearance as a character actor in numerous films. This is a shame, considering how thoughtful and intellectually stimulating Fessenden’s movies are, none more so than Wendigo. Seen largely through the perspective of a young boy (and more haunting because of it), the film tracks an upper-class family on holiday after a tense encounter with ‘local yokels’ who may wish them ill. A brilliant meditation on imperialism, colonization, and the genocides of First Nations people, Wendigo is an icy cold stunner.

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