There's many descriptions and many forms in Native folklore, but no matter which version of the Wendigo you are talking about, at its core it is an extremely frightening creature. The Crypto Blast reports:
The Wendigo is one of the more frightening creatures to come from Native American folklore. Some say it's a shapeshifter, others say its a human that suffers from cabin fever and turns into a cannibal. People even assume its a misdiagnosed, emaciated Sasquatch. Whatever it is, it is starting to become more popular with media. Video games, books, movies and TV shows. So what's the newest take on this monster from the north? More after the jump.
From Entertainment Weekly:
The Wendigo has some way to go before it joins the likes of Dracula and Frankenstein in the Monster Hall of Fame. But horror director Larry Fessenden clearly feels there is plenty of terror to be mined from this terrifying creature, which derives from Native American mythology and has been depicted in a variety of ways over the years. The filmmaker has directed two movies directly inspired by the beast (2001’s Wendigo and 2006’s The Last Winter) as well as an episode of the NBC horror anthology show Fear Itself starring Doug Jones as a man who develops a taste for human flesh — a recurring theme in tales about the creature.
For the rest of the article, click here.