“A Bell In The Yard” is a short horror film from MINT Films, featured in the Maine state horror program “Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed”, showcasing the heavy hitters of Maine’s local independent filmmakers.
Circa 1863, in a Southern Maine town, sixteen-year-old Thomas is beginning his first shift as the new night watchman at the local cemetery. He soon realizes he is in for more than he expected when the veteran sexton Warren explains the special task he must undertake. The recently deceased Hewitt family has been individually buried in state of the art coffins called "safety coffins" designed with a bell signal at the surface of the earth. In the rare case, the bell is there in case the buried return to life. It is Thomas' job to watch over the Hewitt's.
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