'David Blyth, director of Kiwi cult flicks Angel Mine and Death Warmed Up returns with Wound, which Incredibly Strange programmer Ant Timpson describes as "a shockingly supernatural tale of mental illness, bondage, incest, revenge and explicit graphic violence".' - NZ Herald
Ken Russell Review
A two-headed doll! Iron-phallused Pig-man stealth! Birthing your own twin!
The nightclub of dream-wandering! If your family of origin doesn’t kill you, you may just make it.
You will love Kate O’Rourke as she encounters her delirious, incestuous monsters of the id in this
romantically charged Gothic psycho-sexual horror tale by my fellow enfant terrible David Blyth.
Gorgeous images and repulsive dream-surgery into the recesses of female consciousness.
Enter at your own peril! A masterpiece!
– Ken Russell
"Clocking in at a lean, mean and bloody 75 minutes there is hardly a moment for rest as images of suffering, bondage and violence follow one after the other, repeatedly testing the fortitude of the viewer"
- Twitchfilm Review
"Rarely before have I had my senses so rubbed raw"
Hell Street Journal
This film is shocking, controversial, sick, depressing, and cruel. - http://www.horrorphilia.net review
Knot Nine sung by Rosie Riggir,
end credits song from New Zealand Horror Film, WOUND,
edited by Eddie Larsen, directed by David Blyth
Images from the shoot
Susan ( Kate O'Rourke ) fg, Tanya ( Te Kaea Beri ) bg
Tanya ( Te Kaea Beri ) fg, Mistress Ruth ( Sandy Lowe ) bg
Master John ( Campbell Cooley )
Ian Mune ( Dr Nelson ) on set with Kate O'Rourke by door, Director and crew Jan 2010
Mistress Ruth ( Sandy Lowe )
Susan ( Kate O'Rourke )
David Blyth Director of Wound
Wound - Gothic Parallels
Here are some of the characteristics of gothic fiction
that parallel Wound elements: Madness, (especially feminine madness)
family curses, a female in distress, a controlling, dominant male who
compels the aforementioned disempowered female to do something against
her will, an isolated manor house, an emphasis on a gloomy or foreboding
atmosphere, ghosts or other supernatural creatures, doubles, secrets,
graveyards or crypts, omens or visions, dreams or nightmares that are the
wild current below the civilized, rational, or tamed, mind; characters who
exhibit aberrant psychologies, or physiologies rituals, caves, caverns or
hidden subterranean spaces, decay and death, mystery and the nocturnal and
references to the medieval.
WOUND has been selected for the Horror Zone section in FANCINE, XX Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga. ( Spain )
WOUND has been accepted into the Lausanne Underground Film Festival in Switzerland, and has been selected to be part of their International Feature Film Competition. October 20 - 24.
WOUND has also been accepted for the 'Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival' in Brugge, Belgium. November 2O1O
David Blyth, the director, writer and producer of WOUND responds to questions and reveals some of the
the hidden secrets of the film. The analysis of the psychologial dimensions and real life horror in this interview
Interview with David Blyth.
Wound - December 2009.
Shooting 9th - 31st January 2010
Wound is a new feature film, written and directed by David Blyth, New Zealand's controversial cult / horror auteur. (Angel Mine, Death Warmed Up, and recent festival hit documentaries Bound for Pleasure and Transfigured Nights).
A Supernatural Horror Film, set against a backdrop of Internet web cameras, explores the dark worlds of mental illness, incest, revenge and death. Wound is reinterpretation of the Demeter-Proserpine mythological story (mother having to save her child from the clutches of Hades).
We follow the ghostly Tanya as she searches for the mother she has never met -- a mother (Susan) who gave her up for dead after being abused by her own father. After committing suicide, Tanya returns to confront and possess Susan with all her deepest fears and desires, sending Susan into a state of madness and gore filled retribution.
"Nothing is as it seems as mental disintegration reins supreme"