An overworked New York City couple, Kim and George, take their son Miles on a weekend trip to the Catskills. But things start to go awry when they accidently hit a deer and get stuck off the road. The hunters who were pursuing the buck show up soon thereafter and one of them, Otis, is extremely antagonistic towards George. There's a LOT of hostility there and it's a potentially explosive moment. The family eventually gets the car freed and they continue to the old house they are staying at. But they keep on finding bullet holes in the windows and walls and that strange guy Otis is seen driving by. Then, when they decide to go into town and pick up some things at the local grocery store, the boy Miles encounters an old Native American who gives him a small statue and explains that it is the WENDIGO, a creature of vengeance. But no one else ever saw this Indian man, not even the shopkeeper. The boy has nightmares about the Wendigo creature, things get creepier at the old house, and one day, when the dad and son are sleeding down a hill, the father gets shot. The boy runs for help, but gets lost-and encounters the Wendigo-a creature made of bones, branches and rocks with kind of a deer head with antlers. He passes out. Nighttime comes and his mother awakens him-and they go in search of the father but he's gone from the spot he fell, just a splash of blood in the snow. That's when things start getting really weird-but I can't tell you the ending. WENDIGO has THE SHINING and DELIVERANCE creepiness, with extremely believable characters and a unique and unpredictable story. This is one of the best horror films of 2002. Directed by Larry Fessenden.