The Wendigo

The American wilderness holds many legendary monsters, but possibly the oldest of them is the Wendigo. Originating from the lore of Algonquin tribes, the Wendigo is a tall, thin, horned creature who has a taste for human flesh. Real life stories of cannibalism and the Wendigo legend have influenced several films over the years, taking us on a journey into one of the darker corners of the human experience.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Real-life cases of cannibalism

  • The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

  • Pet Sematary (1989)

  • Ravenous (1999)

  • Fear Itself: Skin and Bones

  • Hannibal (TV Series)

  • The Whistlers (NoSleep Podcast)

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