Vinegar Syndrome


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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Chris Barnes) is limited to 5,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Long ago, the mighty Wendigo was defeated and buried in a secret place known only to a select individual tasked with protecting this unholy ground, lest it be revived from the grave. When two arrogant hunters, Gary and Dave, stumble upon the Wendigo’s final resting place and kill its elderly protector, they unknowingly revive the ancient demon, which gorily dispatches Dave. Taking refuge with another group of hunters in a nearby cabin, the posse are set upon by all sorts of ghoulish creatures, not the least of which is the Wendigo itself. Meanwhile, a young woman named Sandy begins to experience visions telling her that she must now kill the Wendigo…

From the snowy wilds of Michigan, Tom Chaney’s FROSTBITER (aka WENDIGO) is a highly ambitious indie horror gem which, inexplicably, remained nearly unreleased (save for some local screenings) for the better part of a decade following its late 80s production. Featuring clever use of miniatures, highly stylized camerawork and editing, frequent gore, and loads of wintry atmosphere, Vinegar Syndrome is overjoyed to at last debut this folk horror infused regional creature feature on Blu-ray, newly restored in 2K from its 16mm camera negative and bursting with extras that are sure to rip your head off!

directed by: Tom Chaney
starring: Ron Asheton, Lori Baker, Patrick Butler, Devlin Burton, Tom Franks, Alan Madlane, John Bussard
1995 / 83 min / 1.33:1 / English Stereo

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 16mm original camera negative
  • Brand new commentary track with co-writer / director Tom Chaney, moderated by Michael Felsher
  • “Wendigo Make a Movie” - an interview with co-writer / director Tom Chaney
  • “The Many Hats of a Wendigo” - an interview with producer David Thiry
  • “What Were We Thinking?” - an interview with actor Alan Madlane
  • “Frankenstein’s Wendigo” - an interview with stop motion animator Dave Hettmer
  • “A Friend in Need” - an interview with actor John Bussard
  • “Sound of the Wendigo” - an interview with sound editor / actor Paul Harris
  • Archival featurette with actor Ron Asheton
  • Original ‘Wendigo’ promo video
  • Original ‘Frostbiter’ video trailer
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Footage from the Michigan Premiere
  • Archival Troma introduction & promo video
  • Behind-the-scenes still gallery
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles