“Boys from County Hell”: What if Dracula was Irish? (trailer)

"Boys from County Hell": What if Dracula was Irish? (trailer)
Morgan C. Jones, Marty Maguire, Nigel O'Neill, Michael Hough, Louisa Harland, and Jack Rowan in Boys from County Hell (2020)

Bram Stoker will always be remembered as the writer of Dracula, published back in 1897, which has inspired numerous tales, films, and all kinds of stories, and has become one of the most notorious creatures of the night in popular folklore. Perhaps even the most popular one of them all. And, as you may know, Dracula was inspired by the 15th-century Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler, a national hero of Romania, and notorious for his cruelty in battle. Oh, and Bram Stoker was Irish.

Horror and comedy Boys from County Hell (2020) centers on the strange events that unfold in Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish town that claims to have been traveled by the famed author Bram Stoker. When construction on a new road disrupts the alleged grave of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire said to have inspired Dracula. Deadly and sinister forces terrorize the work crew led by Francie Moffat and his son Eugene, a free-spirited young man who prefers pints to pickaxes, and they’re forced to fight to survive the night while exposing the true horror that resides in the town’s local myth.

Chris Baugh, known for being behind the action thriller Bad Day for the Cut (2017), has been the writer and director of Boys from County Hell (2020), with an original story conceived together with his frequent collaborator and producer Brendan Mullin. The movie is based on their awards-winner short film of the same name, released back in 2013.

Jack Rowan, Nigel O’Neill, Louisa Harland, Michael Hough, John Lynch, Fra Fee, Morgan C. Jones, Andrea Irvine, Robert Nairne, and Emma Paetz form the main cast.

Boys from County Hell (2020) has had a long film festivals run along 2020 and 2021, including the participation in Tribeca Film Festival, Nightstream, Sitges Film Festival, Mayhem Film Festival, Celluloid Screams, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival, Gerardmer Fantasy Film Festival, Dublin Film Festival, and Shivers Film Festival. The distribution rights for the movie are owned by Shudder, who has scheduled its release on their streaming platform for April 22, 2021.

Here you can watch the official trailer for Boys from County Hell (2020).

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