Irish vampire-comedy Boys from County Hell is headed to Shudder next year after the all horror/thriller streaming service picked up the North American rights to the film. The film recently premiered at Sitges and was an official selection for Tribeca before the event was canceled.
Written and directed by Chris Baugh, the film stars Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders) as Eugene Moffat, a man who spends his days at the pub and his nights pulling pranks on tourists at the gravesite of Abhartach, the Irish vampire who reportedly inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. When he and his father’s construction crew accidentally knock the monument over, they set off a series of terrifying events that begins when they’re attacked by an infected co-worker.
Deadline quoted Shudder’s General Manager Craig Engler saying: “Boys From County Hell, is a pure delight from beginning to end that manages to be both funny and scary, with characters you’d be happy to grab a pint with at the pub even if they weren’t fighting vampires. We know Shudder members are going to love it as much as we do, and we can’t wait to share it with them.”
“I’m delighted that Boys From County Hell, has found a North American home on Shudder. The film was made with a lot of passion and grit by many talented people, and so it’s a huge honour to have it presented by such a fearless curator of boundary-pushing genre programming,” director Chris Baugh added.
There is no word yet on exactly when the film will premiere on the streaming network, but you can count on seeing it in 2021. iHorror will keep you posted on details as they become available.