Windigo Origins

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 26th, 2014

This is Barber Motion Pictures’ prequel to Windigo. In this short horror film two Bounty Hunters stumble onto the path of a carnivorous Windigo “sasquatch”.

The film is set in 1883 and is loosely based on the Bauman story which was documented in a book written by President Theodore Roosevelt. The term Windigo is derived from Native American folklore. Modern day Cryptozoologist believe that Windigo stories were actually early Sasquatch sightings.

Principle Photography began March 10th 2014. As of March 24, film composer Juan Carlos Enriquez was brought on board. The film was shot on a Canon T3I.


See also:

Teddy Roosevelt: Sasquatch Hunter
Teddy Roosevelt: Cryptozoologist
Teddy’s Sasquatch Tale: Bauman Identified?
Presidents Day and Bigfoot
Happy President’s Day: Bigfoot and Teddy!
Daniel Boone’s Yahoo = Bigfoot?

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “Windigo Origins”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Two six-shooters; 2+9 shots fired, 1 bullet dropped on the ground. Someone paid attention to continuity; amazing!

    I don’t think I’m on board with this Wendigo as Sasquatch theory. Originally, the Wendigo was spoken and written about as a kind of embodied spirit of the northwoods, generally said to be around 20 feet tall.

    That doesn’t equate with Sasquatch, in my book.

    THE WENDIGO, by Algernon Blackwood, Welsh contemporary of Arthur Machen and H.P. Lovecraft:

    It’s a good read. In my opinion, Blackwood was better than Lovecraft or Machen.

  2. hoodoorocket responds:

    @ Goodfoot- Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen two of my favorite authors in the same sentence! You just made my day. Throw in a smattering of Ambrose Bierce and Sherian Le Fanu and I’ll buy the next round.

    I have to agree with you the wendigo is not a great candidate for bigfoot.

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