Boys From County Hell Review Movie
Boys From County Hell Review
In recent time, there's seen a rise in imaginative horror-comedies featuring films like The Wolf Of Snow Hollow, One Cut Of the Dead And What We Do In The Shadows and others, each of which gives fresh (after)life to the classic horror archetypes, just as classics such as Fright Night and An American Werewolf In London have done in the early days of the genre. The film is a reworking of the 2013 short film, Irish writer-director Chris Baugh's Boys From County Hell is the latest of this genre that is a wacky yet moving vampire story that draws the folklore of family drama as well as the perils of poor town-planning in a slick manner.
The film opens with a cold start with two OAPs, whose cozy television tea turns into a bloody smear Domesticity and devilry be able to coexist in a dark space with hilarious effect throughout . We then go back to two months prior. Friends for life Eugene (Jack Rowan) and William (Fra Fee) are trapped in a cycle of drinking all day and scaring tourists, all while dreaming of leaving their home town that is Six Mile Hill, a peaceful Irish village shot with atmospheric broad angles and shadows from DP Ryan Kernaghan. Eugene's stick-in-the-mud, crotchety roadworker father (Nigel O'Neill) accepts to assist in building an expressway through their community, which is in turn threatening the grave guarded by a cairn of'real Dracula' Abhartach, tragedy -and a bullwill tear Eugene and William and William apart. There is a lot of banter and bloodshed as father and son as well as a handful of unwilling road workers must face the local evil and their own internal struggle.
The film's monster-mashing, complete with decapitations, sunlight scorching, and some truly inspired pointy-thing-thrusting are all handled with real conviction. His greatest achievement is in creating a film in which the human race isn't only murder-ready meatsacks. He infuses empathy and pathos in his characters as he allows regret and sorrow to fuel the visceral thrills of the arterial spray. This method, in conjunction with the dedication to a stellar ensemble of actors that – Derry Girls' Louisa Harland is the standout – help Baugh's film to create depth in a genre that is that is often dismissed as lacking subtlety, while also paving the way for more thematically infused filmmaking in the near future.