The Wendigo: Review

The Wendigo is a movie directed by Jake Robinson and co-written by James S. Brown. Something of an homage to found footage movies such as The Blair Witch Project, The Wendigo’s premise is simple and won’t be too much of a surprise to fans of the genre.

Logan (Tyler Gene) is a YouTuber who’s afraid of nothing. His latest venture takes him out into the woods of North Carolina where the mythical wendigo is said to still be active.

Excited for the prospect of perhaps being the first person to catch a wendigo on camera, Logan goes in head first. However, when he finds what he’s looking for, then his friends are determined to track him down and hope that he’s safe.

The Wendigo is a movie directed by Jake Robinson and co-written by James S. Brown. Something of an homage to found footage movies such as The Blair Witch Project, The Wendigo’s premise is simple and won’t be too much of a surprise to fans of the genre.



Once out there, it’s hard to deny that Logan’s friends all want to find him. However, it’s also very clear that they’re in the same line of business as their friend and that they are desperate for views. Something that would normally make the audience more excited as one by one the obnoxious influencers get what they deserve.

The problem is that there’s very little to them beyond that and whereas the audience are not meant to sympathise with them, there’s very little reason to wonder what grizzly fate awaits them. Besides Jay (Hunter Redfern), the rest just seem to be there to fill up the cast and even Jay has anger issues which make him an obvious target for the Wendigo.

There’s also the unfortunate nature of the movie, because whereas the format may seem very familiar, despite its relatively short running time of just over an hour, it seems to want to do too much. This means that there’s an overly long prologue with Logan which is followed by his friends going through the story step by step in order to look for their friend.

Although it may have meant the movie would have run shorter, perhaps a better edit would have made it feel less drawn out. Also, with a bit more fleshing out of the characters it would have helped to connect with the audience.


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