I’m a sucker for a good Wendigo movie at any time. Note that I said *good* Wendigo movie. As I recall, RAVENOUS was mediocre as hell, not bad enough to be fun but not good, either. I need to go back and rewatch it, as I might appreciate it a little more now, being older and more well-read. And of course Larry Fessenden’s WENDIGO occupies the other end of that spectrum. Where on that scale will BLACK WOOD end up? I’m hoping a lot closer to the latter. It sure sounds promising. Check out the synopsis below, and a special teaser here.
“After her family was murdered, Dowanhowee, a Sioux Indian woman, travels alone into the ever-expanding West. She stumbles upon a decrepit town and crosses paths with a notorious outlaw group known as the Dutch Wilder Gang. She discovers one of the men riding a horse belonging to a member of her slain family. Dowanhowee takes revenge on the horse thief and evades the group by racing into an uncharted area known as the Black Wood Forest. Once inside this mysterious land, the Dutch Wilder Gang captures Dowanhowee and after a cruel interrogation the men find value in her and force her to help them with their primary mission; to find a hidden vein of gold. Not long into their journey, they soon discover they must work together and fight for their lives as they have unknowingly awakened an ancient ravenous creature known as The Wendigo.”