Shudder acquired North American rights to the vampire comedy Boys from County Hell last year, and they’ve unleashed the trailer for the Irish horror-comedy this afternoon.
Additionally, we’ve learned the film will take a bite out of Shudder on April 22.
In this one, “Strange events 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.”
Starring Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders), Nigel O’Neill (The Bookshop), Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Fra Fee (Animals, the upcoming Hawkeye series), John Lynch (The Terror, The Banishing), and Michael Hough (the upcoming Chapelwaite series), Boys from County Hell is written and directed by Chris Baugh (Bad Day for the Cut).
Meagan wrote in her review, “There’s a lot to love about Boys from County Hell. The vampire mythology means that the standard rules of slaying them don’t apply, and this creature is unlike any vampire before. This killer gets remarkably gory in its kills, too.”
Check out the trailer and poster art below.