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    Subject: Not as scary as Wang-Chung
    Date: Apr 8, 2005
    Sender: AndrewPrevious | Next

    For the first 10 minutes of the film, I thought, this is going to be cool- grainy, no big budget CGI to ruin a nice story line, little kids (always make for a creepy time unless your the one gloved wonder- aka Michael Jackson), incoherent redneck, city folk in the country, etc.
    20 minutes later, I thought, ok, this is an indie, so it's going for the depth and camera angles then it's going for the jugular.
    35 minutes later, I had to pee.
    40 minues later, I was beginning to think that maybe this wasn't a horror film but a bad sequel to deliverance or the redneckville's gift to cinema: the Devil's Backbone vs Bambi.
    An hour later, I got scared. I realized I was wasting my time and I would never get it back- still I had invested too much time to just stop watching it.
    When it was all said and done, there was a hood ornament chasing a redneck while a kid lay in bed in the hospital because probably all the motel 6's were sold out.
    I love horror movies. I love indie horror movies the best because they are character driven and rely more on 'what you can't see' to creep you out. This movie is about as incoherent and dumb as my review. There's nothing scary about this film. I will say the acting is better than in most horror films- indie or otherwise. Also, it does a decent job of providing about 1 minute worth of creepiness. This is mainly achieved through ticking clocks and blood dripping from this hanging string-- I know, I know- BOO!
    However, the camera angles that have received much praise in several reviews I have read are silly. The angles are not thought out at all- there is no artistic value in them. It like someone said, "quick, we've got 10 minutes, record different parts of the woods!" then used those parts to put into the movie with absolutely no thought or relevance.
    What a dizzy-pointment. Bad movie. Good acting. Could have been a good film if it was done differently, say with some supernatural spooks.
    I give this a D- and I am being kind. I would have given it an F, but I thought the make out scene was kind of sexy.


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  • Re: Wendigo   from Sucker, Jun 14, 2003
  • Wendigo my opinion   from Legion, Sep 28, 2003
  • Excellent, fabulous, ammmaaazin   from Dude, Jan 7, 2005
  • Wendigo - oh no no no   from Roxy, May 23, 2006
  • Utter Dissapointment   from Film Watcher, May 27, 2003
  • Nightmare   from Skiggs, Oct 14, 2003
  • Re: Nightmare   from CK, Oct 15, 2003
  • Re: Nightmare   from ThatcherOnAcid, Jan 1, 2004
  • Wendigo   from Mongojoe, Feb 27, 2004
  • Wendigo   from Martin, Dec 6, 2004
  • Pimpin   from Coolia, Jan 7, 2005
  • » Not as scary as Wang-Chung «   from Andrew, Apr 8, 2005
  • wow   from liz, Oct 17, 2006
  • Wendigo my opinion   from Dwaine Bradey, Mar 11, 2003
  • Re: Wendigo   from Sucker, Jun 14, 2003
  • Wendigo my opinion   from Legion, Sep 28, 2003
  • Excellent, fabulous, ammmaaazin   from Dude, Jan 7, 2005
  • Wendigo - oh no no no   from Roxy, May 23, 2006
  • Utter Dissapointment   from Film Watcher, May 27, 2003
  • Nightmare   from Skiggs, Oct 14, 2003
  • Re: Nightmare   from CK, Oct 15, 2003
  • Re: Nightmare   from ThatcherOnAcid, Jan 1, 2004
  • Wendigo   from Mongojoe, Feb 27, 2004
  • Wendigo   from Martin, Dec 6, 2004
  • Pimpin   from Coolia, Jan 7, 2005
  • » Not as scary as Wang-Chung «   from Andrew, Apr 8, 2005
  • wow   from liz, Oct 17, 2006