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Beware the beast within! See more »
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A supernatural horror film that explores the dark worlds of mental illness, incest, revenge and death... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Engagingly deranged surreal splatter-punk nightmare from New Zealand See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kate O'Rourke ... Susan
Te Kaea Beri ... Tanya
Campbell Cooley ... Master John
Sandy Lowe ... Mistress Ruth
Brendan Gregory ... Neil
Ian Mune ... Dr. Nelson
Maggie Tarver ... Dr Alice Weaver
Chrystal Ash ... Rosie
Matt Easterbrook ... Mark
Omar Al-Sobky ... Crisis Team #1
Andy Sophocleous ... Crisis Team #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christina Cortesi ... Catwoman
Heath Mortlock ... D.J.
Richard S.J. Scholes ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
David Blyth 
 
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David Blyth 

Produced by
Andrew Beattie .... producer
Michael Heath .... associate producer
Vanessa Hurley .... associate producer
Kim Smith .... executive producer
E. Takacs .... executive producer
Andrew Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jed Town 
 
Cinematography by
Marc Mateo 
 
Film Editing by
Eddie Larsen 
Samantha Sperlich 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Hurley .... makeup designer
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Beattie .... special effects
Kevin Chisnall .... pyrotechnician
Perrin Robinson .... pyrotechnician
 
Stunts
Allan Smith .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Baines .... still photographer
Dimi Nakov .... assistant camera
John Renata .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Jen Wood .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jack Blyth .... special thanks
Dale Stewart .... acknowledgment
Ant Timpson .... special thanks
 

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In the train carriage scene, the man whom Susan asks if he's seen her daughter is Derek Ward, the star of David Blyth's early films, Angel Mine (1978) and Circadian Rhythms (1976).See more »
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Master John:Start your lines!See more »

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14 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Engagingly deranged surreal splatter-punk nightmare from New Zealand, 2 September 2010
Author: Bloodwank from United Kingdom

Delving into the darkest chasms that family ties can hold, Wound is quite an experience. It centers on Susan, a deeply troubled young lady who commits a purgative (and gruesome) act of violence at the outset, but then finds herself plagued by her lost daughter and cannot escape her demons. To say more would be spoiling things, suffice to say that Wound has a good deal of the Lynchian to it, though Lynch never got this wild. Up front sexual perversion and several sequences of strikingly grotesque imagery mixed into a patchy structure of fantastical psycho-drama, in a mostly ordinary setting with low fi production values, this is definitely going to be quite an audience divider. It's the second horror from director David Blyth, after Death Warmed Up (which I haven't seen) but the long gap between that film and this hardly shows, there's a punky energy and ferocious derangement here that feels pleasingly fresh. Fearless performances keep things intense, Kate O'Rourke and Te Kaea Beri do fine work as mother Susan and daughter Tanya respectively, both thrown into some seriously twisted situations and they perform with gusto, holding the film together despite its fractured structure. Campbell Cooley and Brendan Gregory hold up the male side of things, the former suitably creepy as an S&M master. Men do not by and large come off well in this one, but then neither does almost anyone, this isn't trying to be an even handed film or even one of rounded characters but more of a nightmare trip and in that respect it does pretty well. A little more of the ordinary would have helped though, things start to get a little exhausting and more could have been done to offset the strangeness. Then on the other hand, some of the leafy suburban New Zealand locales do provide a bit of grounding to things. The film also feels a little short, though it gets its point across, such as I thought its point to be, things are somewhat underdeveloped, there's fascinating potential in the characters and themes that as the end credits roll is left to the audiences imagination. Of course its equally possible that repeat viewings would make everything clearer, but I think the complaint still stands. Finally, the gore effects show their budget, but then this is perhaps for the best. An outcry and attempt to ban this one by NZ moral campaigners foundered at the sight of its, well, not 100% convincing effects, so perhaps they are why the film wasn't locked away. Despite these complaints, I had a fine time with this one, it's a little tricky to fully recommend as its sure to rub a good deal up the wrong way, but if you can stand surreal ambition, grim perversion and low brow splatter fused in a disturbed and slightly shonky hybrid, this will be a film for you.

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