Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBird, Antonia
Running Time101 min
Date Released03/1999
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

After the Mexican-American War, Captain John Boyd is sent to a remote U.S. military outpost in the Sierra Nevadas. Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission after a stranger asks for their help. Their Algonquin guides warn them of the dangers they face: the wendigo, an evil spirit or monster who infects humans with an insatiable appetite for murder and cannibalism. Boyd discovers that the wendigo has possessed the stranger. The film makes a broader commentary on the American conquest of indigenous land. 


Guy Pearce

Robert Carlyle

Jeremy Davies

Jeffrey Jones

John Spencer

Stephen Spinella

Neal McDonough

David Arquette


Fox 2000 Pictures presents an Adam Fields/Heyday Films production

Produced by Adam Fields, David Heyman

Written by Ted Griffin

Directed by Antonia Bird

Director of photography: Anthony B. Richmond

Editor: Neil Farrell

Music: Michael Nyman, David Albarn

Production design: Bryce Perrin


Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

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