The Wendigo (2023)

When a video challenge goes wrong, those left standing have to figure out whether it’s a prank or not!

Opening with a rather hilarious send-off to an annoying social media star who decides to spend the night in the woods where a mythical creature hangs out, The Wendigo knows its audience well.  Operating as a found footage film, director Jake Robinson takes audiences on a wild ride through the dark woods of North Carolina in this chilling cryptoid feature film.

"an exciting, tension-filled odyssey that leaves audiences unsettled by its delicious mix of horror and pitch black humor"

But the opening 10-minutes - including the comments from the “Logan Does It All” subscribers - is pretty clever as its star runs into some unexpected trouble.  We are both amused and chilled as he wanders off into the dense night in the search for this mythical creature.  It’s not like this beast doesn’t know he’s coming either; after screaming out the Wendigo’s name loudly, he’s definitely asking for what happens to him. 

But, truth be told, Logan is definitely scared.  He’s out of his element here and it shows.  From the viewer’s comments to his own reactions, the opening 10-mins is a fun way to kick off the movie as his stream goes viral and his mysterious disappearance becomes the stuff of legend.

Because something came into his tent . . . and now he’s missing. The Wendigo (2023)

Welcome to The Wendigo, a brand-new found footage film from Terror Films and Cryptid Pictures.  Atmospheric and fun, this clever film integrates multiple aspects of social media as the hunt for Logan and this mysterious cryptid intensifies because, now, with Logan missing, it is up to his friends to find out what exactly happened to him. 

Starring Austin Pigza, Tyler Gene, and Matthias Margraves, The Wendigo is written by Jamie Brown (Fatal Getaway) and operates its found footage mojo on multiple levels as other social media figures and content creators embark on a rescue mission, all with their own selfish reasons to gain followers.

With interesting camera angles and a fun vibe which suddenly turns chilling, The Wendigo is a balancing act done right as the deeper his “friends” go into the woods, the stranger the events become.  With solid gore effects and a cool creature design, The Wendigo is definitely worth your time.

Terror Films will release the film worldwide August 4.

3/5 stars

Film Details

The Wendigo (2023)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

: Jake Robinson
James S. Brown; James S. 'Jamie' Brown; Jake Robinson
Matthias Margraves; Jake Robinson; Hunter Redfern
: Horror
It Devours From Within.
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Terror Films
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Release Date:
August 4, 2023 - digital platforms
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Synopsis: After a social media star disappears in the woods of North Carolina, his friends are set to figure out what happened to him. Ignoring the legend of the cursed land was only their first mistake.


The Wendigo (2023)