Boys from County Hell • CIFF 2021
Saturday, March 6th • Available from 9 AM ET
Horror fans know Bram Stoker and his seminal novel "Dracula," but what about Ireland's Six Mile Hill? Word has it, Stoker visited Six Mile Hill in the mid-1890s, heard about the local legend of a humanoid bloodsucker who's been buried under a pile of rocks for centuries, and then, shortly after, wrote about a certain undead Transylvanian — without crediting Six Mile Hill as his inspiration. Or so young ruffian Eugene Moffat (Jack Rowan, PEAKY BLINDERS) and his friends like telling horror-loving tourists, as a way to spice up their otherwise dull blue-collar lives. But when Eugene and his father (Nigel O'Neill, BAD DAY FOR THE CUT) are tasked with digging through the land surrounding that pile of rocks, they inadvertently awaken Dracula's unsung inspiration. In recent years, vampires have seen a resurgence in horror films, and with the playfully madcap and gore-drenched BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, Irish filmmaker Chris Baugh (BAD DAY FOR THE CUT) keeps the momentum going in wicked fashion. A raucous crowd-pleaser packed with sharp humor, lovable characters and gnarly effects, this is horror-comedy of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS proportions.
(Note adapted from Tribeca Film Festival.)
Please note: This title is available to viewers located anywhere in the United States and U.S. Territories.
Awards: Official Selection, 2020 Tribeca, Nightstream, Sitges, Celluloid Screams and Belfast film festivals.
Credits: DIR/SCR Chris Baugh; PROD Yvonne Donohoe, Brendan Mullin. Ireland/UK, 2020, color, 90 min. In English. NOT RATED