Wound

Wound

Wound

"Wound marks the bold comeback of the enfant terrible of New Zealand cinema. In 1978 David Blyth’s punkish sex-in-the-suburbs debut Angel Mine caused outrage and censorship debates. He later cemented his reputation with a bona fide antipodean horror classic Death Warmed Up.

"New Zealand has a weak history of transgressive cinema: Wound is the angry by-product of being bored by the utterly predictable banality of our mainstream movies. After years of working in the documentary landscape, Blyth’s lo-fi comeback is a shocking supernatural tale of mental illness, bondage, incest, revenge and explicit graphic violence. A reinterpretation of the Demeter-Persephone myth (mother tries to rescue her child from Hades), it features a vengeful daughter searching for the mother who gave her up for dead after being abused by her own father. A ferocious, brave performance from Kate O’Rourke centres the film as all around spirals into dementia and viscera." (New Zealand International Festival 2010)

Wound has screened at the following international festivals: Fantasia, Montreal Canada 2010; Fright Fest, London 2010; Razor Reel Fest, Belgium 2010; Fancine, Spain 2010; Hello Darkness Festival, Melbourne 2010.

2010Rating: R18, Contains graphic violence, sexual violence77 minsNew Zealand
Horror
Director:
David Blyth ('Angel Mine', 'Death Warmed Up', 'My Grandpa Is a Vampire')
Cast:
Kate O’RourkeTe Kaea BeriCampbell CooleySandy LoweBrendan Gregory
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Reviews & comments

Not perfect...

But not terrible. Considering the budget and yes the script definitely had it's imperfections but I thought the majority of the acting was STUNNING, especially by the 2 leading ladies. I think this is what held the film together for me. A shame the effects (maybe a bit "old school horror"?) really showed the limitations of Wounds budget but the following...

4.0
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I want the 1hr 17min of my life back, with interest.

I concur with, Jon. I do not think I have seen a film more atrociously awful than Wound, and I've seen some bad films. There are films that are so bad that they become good again (Birdemic, The Room etc), but then there are films that just have few redeeming features. Then there is Wound. The films biggest failing had to be its script which is riddled...

1.0
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Wretched

"Wound" is quite simply the worst movie I have had the misfortune of watching. Do not be fooled that this is not a "stupid splatter movie" to quote the reviewer below, because despite all its pretensions otherwise this is exactly what "Wound" is. Factor in some terribly amateurish film making and special effects and you will have an idea as to how big of a...

1.0
0

Not that bad

Bad reviews can be an indication that the film was good, and vice versus. 'Wound' is not a film for the faint hearted, nor is it some stupid splatter movie that some equally stupid viewers seem to like. At some level the sane message seems to be that sexual abuse and sexual violence leads to total mental breakdown but at another level - especially as visual...

3.0
0

Awful

I have to agree with all the critic Robin posted. After staying for the Q&A at the NZFF screening I was somewhat appalled at the audience who were stroking Blythe's ego, I'm glad to see other people weren't impressed. I also really wanted to enjoy this movie, a good horror movie is what I had hoped. But it was largely confusing, and despite the promise of...

1.0
0

Rubbish

Ever watched a horror movie that is so tedious it bores you to tears? Try Wound. The acting was generally terrible, the horror effects were rubbery and laughable (which could have worked if it was supposed to be a gore/splatter thing, but it wasn't), the characterisation was trite, the narrative was badly conceived and it pulled out every bad cliche in the...

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I want to see this movie so bad.

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There aren't any press reviews for this movie yet.

Not perfect...

But not terrible. Considering the budget and yes the script definitely had it's imperfections but I thought the majority of the acting was STUNNING, especially by the 2 leading ladies. I think this is what held the film together for me. A shame the effects (maybe a bit "old school horror"?) really showed the limitations of Wounds budget but the...

4.0
0

I want the 1hr 17min of my life back, with interest.

I concur with, Jon. I do not think I have seen a film more atrociously awful than Wound, and I've seen some bad films. There are films that are so bad that they become good again (Birdemic, The Room etc), but then there are films that just have few redeeming features. Then there is Wound. The films biggest failing had to be its script which is riddled...

1.0
0

Wretched

"Wound" is quite simply the worst movie I have had the misfortune of watching. Do not be fooled that this is not a "stupid splatter movie" to quote the reviewer below, because despite all its pretensions otherwise this is exactly what "Wound" is. Factor in some terribly amateurish film making and special effects and you will have an idea as to how big of...

1.0
0

Not that bad

Bad reviews can be an indication that the film was good, and vice versus. 'Wound' is not a film for the faint hearted, nor is it some stupid splatter movie that some equally stupid viewers seem to like. At some level the sane message seems to be that sexual abuse and sexual violence leads to total mental breakdown but at another level - especially as...

3.0
0

Awful

I have to agree with all the critic Robin posted. After staying for the Q&A at the NZFF screening I was somewhat appalled at the audience who were stroking Blythe's ego, I'm glad to see other people weren't impressed. I also really wanted to enjoy this movie, a good horror movie is what I had hoped. But it was largely confusing, and despite the promise...

1.0
0

Rubbish

Ever watched a horror movie that is so tedious it bores you to tears? Try Wound. The acting was generally terrible, the horror effects were rubbery and laughable (which could have worked if it was supposed to be a gore/splatter thing, but it wasn't), the characterisation was trite, the narrative was badly conceived and it pulled out every bad cliche in...

1.0
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I want to see this movie so bad.

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