David Blyth's Wound Film Attracts Controversy
edited: Friday, August 20, 2010
By Frances Lynn
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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Wound is a controversial film from New Zealand
I've already booked myself in to view Wound at this year's FrightFest horror festival at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square.
Normally, I don't go for films in the horror genre these days, as unlike the innovative horror movies of the Seventies, the vogue for 21st century fodder tends to cater for bloodthirsty addicts of torture porn and graphic splatter violence.
But Wound, helmed by David Blyth, the controversial NZ film director is an exception.
Admittedly, Blyth's new feature film does include images of explicit violence and themes of incest and mental illness, all of which is automatically guaranteed to excite the horror festival crowd. Wound is an intelligent well made movie, which will keep its audience guessing until the climax.
'It is a psychological exploration of different shards of one's woman's mind. It deals with serious social issues,' Blyth says.
Wound, which was shot over twelve shooting days in the Auckland suburbs of Avondale and Onehunga has been described as 'an angry nightmare, hellbent on waking up the proletariat and spitting it right in its eye.'
Wound has already attracted notoriety after its screening at the New Zealand Film festival. In fact, there were even attempts to ban the movie.
Wound screenings at FrightFest: 5 p.m. on Friday August 27th and also 4.05 p.m at the Empire.
Don't all rush now!