References in popular culture
While Wendigos have been referenced in literature for many decades (most notably in Algernon Blackwood's 1910 story The Wendigo, which introduced the legend to horror fiction), recently the Wendigo mythology has been referenced quite often in movies and television, including the movies Wendigo, Ravenous, Ginger Snaps Back, and Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo, and in episodes of the television series Charmed, Supernatural, Blood Ties, and Fear Itself.
They have become something of a stock character in horror and fantasy films, along the lines of werewolves and vampires, usually bearing very little resemblance to the Algonquian spirit. They appear as characters in a number of computer and video games, including Final Fantasy, Hexen, and the Warcraft Universe, as well as role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons.
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