Photo Courtesy Bull Run Pictures

“The Wound” horror film shot in NEH



Photo Courtesy Bull Run Pictures

A still image from the film short

MOUNT DESERT — Fourth-generation summer resident and filmmaker Dave Garrett had a pretty bad health problem a few years back. A routine hernia operation had gone horribly awry, turning into a series of abdominal surgeries that lasted the course of several years.

In the summer of 2011, Garrett arrived at his family’s shorefront home in Northeast Harbor for some rest and recuperation. The Maine air and slow pace were just the ticket to healing. So he decided to stay for the winter. At the time, he had no idea that with that decision, his next film project had been born.

“The Wound” is a trepidation-soaked, blood-spattered piece of comedic horror. The atmospheric meditation on alienation and loss of control is a direct reflection on Garrett’s journey through the medical system, as well as the austere isolation of the Maine coast in the winter, he said during a recent interview from his Los Angeles, Calif. office.

The short horror film, clocking in at just under 20 minutes, premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in March 2013. It took the Best Short Film award at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival that same summer. This winter, the movie hit the internet video site YouTube.

Watch it now by clicking here.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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