The Wendigo is found footage horror film directed by Jake Robinson that follows a social media influencer on the hunt for the legendary creature.
The Wendigo (2022) is a passion project from director Jake Robinson that takes the found footage premise and embraces the legend of the Wendigo as a cryptid creature. The horror film is about a malevolent Algonquian spirit that resides in the wilderness of Northeastern America. Robinson co-stars in the feature written by James S. Brown and produced by Paul David. It also stars Taylor-Grace Davis, Tyler Gene, Hunter Redfern, Austin Pigza, Laura Rodriguez, and Matthias Margraves.
The story follows internet sensation Logan (Gene) of “Logan Does It All” as he ventures into the woods to investigate the that goes out into the woods to investigate the Wendigo legend. The Wendigo is a mythological creature originating from the folklore of First Nations based in and around the East Coast forests of Canada, the Great Plains region of the United States, and the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, grouped in modern ethnology as speakers of Algonquian-family languages. When Logan disappears, his followers and fellow influencers set out to find his last known whereabouts and uncover what’s happened to him.
In the official trailer released on March 28, we get a very brief glimpse of what looks like the creature moving in the trees. The film promises plenty of screams and gore. The Wendigo was filmed at Cane Creek Campground in the beautiful forests of Waxhaw, North Carolina. Filming has wrapped on The Wendigo and Robinson is currently crowdfunding the project on Indiegogo as a Windiegogo Campaign. Funds from the campaign will directly support paying the cast and crew and getting the film on the festival circuit. Robinson said this about this work, “I love all things horror, with a particular love of the found footage subgenre and my goal is to tell stories that have never been told before! I want to create terrifying stories that send that unnerving sensation crawling up your neck.”