Film: Windigo

Windigo is a 2011 horror film by Vince Emerson Media, released on November 11, 2011. Using found footage, the movie tells the story of a group of film students who go camping in an old hick town near Mohawk lands, and end up getting stalked by the monster who resides there.

Legally available to watch on YouTube here. It's also available on DVD with bonus features.

This film provides examples of

  • And Then Brandon Was a Slender Man
  • Being Watched: The whole purpose of the scene with Selina, Reese, and Brandon on the canoe. Slender Man watches the boat from the shore.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Zigzagged. On one hand, Slendy manages to possess Brandon, but two characters still manage to escape with their lives. Hell, in the fight with Slenderman himself, they still win.
  • The Blank: Slender Man himself, as usual.
  • Canada, Eh??: The movie is very persistent in reminding you that it takes place in Canada, especially during the first 40 minutes.
  • Combat Tentacles: You don't expect them, then suddenly he's using them to fling a truck across the yard.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: At some points, definitely.
    Kwekon shoots Dean.
    Kwekon: Fuck...
    Reese: Fuck!
    Kwekon: Dude are you okay?
    Reese: Fuck!
  • Daylight Horror: Most of Tall, Thin and Faceless's appearances are in broad daylight.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Let's see, our cast take the fight to Slendy and his puppets, killing many in the process. One pulls a Heroic Sacrifice by ramming a exploding car into him.
    • When Slenderman possessed Brandon, he doesn't do much better, as Reese beats him in two fights, and escape with his girlfriend.
  • Don't Go in the Woods: Given Slenderman's territory...
  • Elemental Powers: Slendy seems to love trees and water. Ripples can even be seen in the quarry when Brandon finds Selina's body. Seems to be weak to explosions, though.
  • Follow the Leader: Despite superficial similarities, the movie doesn't take too many cues from Marble Hornets other than the trademark distortion.
  • Grand Theft Me: In the closing scene, the last survivor is taken over by Slender Man and becomes him/it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the final fight, after Slendy has gone all One-Winged Angel, Kwekon hops into a sedan and plows into him at full speed. Slendy is next seen withering away in a giant fireball.
  • Missing Episode: How did Reese et. al. figure out that Brandon was taken to Alain's house?
  • Nothing Is Scarier: At times the movie can be nearly silent.
  • Numerological Motif: The movie was released on 11/11/2011, the same repeating number that was used in Tribe Twelve. Might count as an Homage.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After accidentally killing Dean (Slendy had pulled either a Mind Rape or a Teleportation trick), Kwekon drives a sedan into Slendy at full speed. The resulting fireball seems to finally kill the Eldritch Abomination.
  • Stylistic Suck: The characters originally set out to create a documentary on deforestation. From what we see of their work, it's...not very good.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At first, the cast was your standard teenagers up against the monster with nothing but a camera, then they get guns and take the fight to Slenderman's minions, and Slendy himself.