Synopsis: George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his wife Kim, and their son Miles head to upstate New York to take in the winter sights, though the drive up is hardly relaxing for any of them. George accidentally hits and severely injures a deer that ran onto the icy road; after George stops to inspect the damage, he's confronted by an angry local named Otis who flies into a rage, telling George that he and his fellow hunters had been tracking the deer for some time. An argument breaks out, which leaves George feeling deeply shaken. When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they discover that it's next door to Otis' property, and they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. Since, when they stopped at a store en route to the cabin, a shopkeeper told Miles about the legend of the Wendigo, a beast from Ind
Director(s): Larry Fessenden
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
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91 min

I'm sure | we're not far off.

I'm glad you're | sure of it, George.

Oh, shit! | Hold on! Hold on!

Oh, sweetie.

Everyone all right? | You okay?

Okay? | Everyone okay?

- You all right? | - Yeah.

Sit back, sit back.

F*ck, I think we're stuck.

Oh, shit.

How're you doing? | Hey--

you mind just | putting that down?

- Sorry. | - Thank you.

Where's the buck?

Will you guys cool it in front | of my kid, for f*ck's sake?

- Kim, Kim. | - Excuse me, ma'am.

We've been after that buck | for 18 hours.

- I don't fucking care! | - Kim, Kim, Kim.

We just had an accident, | and you fire your gun

- 15 feet in front of my fucking car! | - Kim, cool out.

- Yeah, Kim, cool out. | - Hey, listen, look!

We're a little shook up. | Kim, just cool out for a minute.

- Can you tell me-- | - Goddamn it!

Kim, cool out, | sit in the car.

Check on Miles.

Can you tell me who I can | call in town to get a tow?

Nobody open | this time of night.

That's just not true.

Can you tell me | the next big town?

Is there anywhere | closer than Danbury?

Hey, one of these antlers | is cracked, Otis.

That guy's a real treat.

Did they tell you | who to call?

No. | Let me see the map.


This is a bummer, right?


Were you scared | when we hit that deer?

- Yeah. | - You okay though?

- Yeah. | - Some people out here

hunt the deer | and they catch the weaker ones

who wouldn't survive | the winter, that's the idea.

But it's sad.

- Poor deer. | - Yeah.


I'm about 20 miles | south of Danbury.

Um, I just passed a bridge,

Shadow Ridge? Shadow Creek? | Something--

Shadow Creek.

Your daddy's gonna-- daddy's gonna | get us a tow out of here.

Right, Dad?

I said it was a mile | after that bridge

- on Shadow Ridge, right? | - Yeah, sounds right.

They said half an hour.

Okay. Then I'm going | to make us all dinner.



The antler on that deer | is busted because of you.

I'm sorry for that. | I wish it hadn't happened that way.

That all you got to say?

I think we should | just leave it at that.

Is that right?

Excuse me, | can I...

Excuse me, excus e me.

Can you step away | from the car, please?

Can I ask you your name?

- Otis. | - Otis?

My name is George, | and I'd like you to please

stay away from the car, | if you don't mind.

My family's very upset. | We want to wait here for our ride.

Now, I'm sorry | about the deer.

But it was an accident, | there's nothing we can do about it.

I don't know how | I can be any clearer.

Rack of antlers like that | worth a lot of money.

Hey, Otis, | I'm gonna go get the truck.

- Otis. | - I'm going to get the truck.

Otis, what do you say?

I say it's my deer | and this guy busted an antler!

Otis, that ain't right. | We got to talk about this.

Billy made the first hit, | so I don't know if it's yours.

The f*ck with that. | I had the fatal shot.

Billy wounded him. | This guy took him out.

And you did the mercy killing.

Mercy killing.

Excuse me.

Guy's a piece of work.

Good shot, man.

That guy's got a problem.


Are you dead or alive?


Are you famous?


Are you...

in showbiz?


- It's like a farewell butt, right? | - Yeah.

- Madonna? | - No.

Courtney Love?

No, you have to keep | asking me questions.

Spice Girls?

Don't just assume | I'm a woman.

I think this is | our ride.

What's he up to now?

Could have saved you | some trouble. We got this.

- You the one that called? | - I called. What are you doing?

I'm getting you out of that ditch. | You could've asked.

No, no, no.

Looks like you got yourself | a friend for life.

Are you going up | to the Stooky place?

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Larry Fessenden

Laurence T. Fessenden (born March 23, 1963) is an American actor, producer, writer, director, film editor, and cinematographer.. He is the founder of the New York based independent production shingle Glass Eye Pix. His writer/director credits include No Telling (written with Beck Underwood, 1991), Habit (1997), Wendigo (2001), and The Last Winter (written with Robert Leaver, 2006), which is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum Of Modern Art. He has also directed the television feature Beneath (2013), an episode of the NBC TV series Fear Itself (2008) entitled "Skin and Bones", and a segment of the anthology horror-comedy film The ABCs of Death 2 (2014). He is the writer, with Graham Reznick, of the BAFTA Award-winning Sony Playstation video game Until Dawn. He has acted in numerous films including Like Me (2017), In a Valley of Violence (2016), We Are Still Here (2015), Jug Face (2012), and Broken Flowers (2005). more…

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