Jen and Dan’s marriage is hanging by a thread. So when they find themselves trapped in a time warp around their local pond, they’re forced to face the monsters both within and without.
BRIGHTWOOD uses its surreal plot to tell the darker story of
human relationships. But at its core, it’s a love story. One that
spirals down into a brutal, bloody finale. Love comes full circle.


• “A triumph!” –My Bloody Reviews
• “Edge-of-the-seat and top-drawer entertainment.” –My Bloody Reviews
• “With reveal after reveal building to a dark and disturbing climax, there’s no point at which BRIGHTWOOD runs out of juice” –My Bloody Reviews
• “An ending that is all at once unexpectedly happy and horrifically bleak.” –Anton Bitel, Projected Figures
• “Jason Cook’s unsettling score sets just the right tone of reverberating (marital) dysfunction.” –Anton Bitel, Projected Figures
• “Totally batshit.” – The Horror Guru

directed by: Dane Elcar
written by: Dane Elcar
run time: 84 min
genre: Horror/Sci-Fi
production: USA, 2022
language: English