I would say vampires have an Irish accent, but they don’t talk about it much Boys from County Hell, a film that offers a much tastier bite than its title suggests. Though billed as a horror comedy, Boys takes its horror seriously and features loads of solid blood, menacing creature design and a wonderfully entertaining story.
It is located in a small town with the alleged grave of the old Irish vampire who inspired Bram Stoker’s novel DraculaThe film follows a young, aimless man (Jack Rowan) who becomes the unlikely last defense of his friends and family when an immortal evil awakens.
The writer / director Chris Baugh works with a free-running and whimsical brush. The story and the script playfully play with the theme. The eclectic cast, led by Rowan, Nigel O’Neill and Louisa Harland, forms a colorful crew. You couldn’t ask for a better casting for a movie like this.
Boys from County Hell It takes a while to get started (aside from the excellent opening sequence) but once it does it creates a satisfying, blood-soaked vampire movie. The main vampire in Boys is a little different from most of the others, his powers and looks (largely kept in shadow) are a fulfilling twist on the genre. While the movie isn’t scary, Baugh is generous with blood flow, blood, and violence.
Boys from County Hell is a fun, fleeting, and bloody vampire film, and although it may not be the next Interview with a vampireIt’s a rewarding 90 minute experience.
Rating by Erik Samdahl, unless otherwise stated.