Gus (Grant Schumacher) goes on a hiking trip in the Adirondack mountains with Adam (Dylan Grunn), his more down to earth friend. Gus drinks some hallucinogenic tea, thinks he’s attacked by a monster, fights back, murders his friend, then finally succumbs to cannibalism… after which he is tormented by a horned Wendigo and other beings.
Or… is it all in his mind?
Bruce Wemple (who also made the Bigfoot movie MONSTROUS) wrote and directed this film, which you’re either going to like for the movie’s twisty, unreliable grip on what is real, or you’ll feel irritated by it because of the never-ending ‘it’s just in his imagination’ moments.
People expecting a no-nonsense creature feature will be disappointed, no doubt, but I thought the ever-more entangled mix of dreams, different versions of what might have happened, flashbacks, etc, made this little movie worth watching.
The antlered Wendigo, when seen, tends to be immobile and just lurks about, mainly in shadows or back-lit, though the other type of bald, humanoid minion-creatures get to rush about in the snow menacingly and are rather more effective.