‘Boys From County Hell’ Review: A Fresh Take on Vampire Lore That Blends Horror and Comedy [Nightstream]
Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2020 by Marisa Mirabal
“Some things are older than science, older than God; the earth has its own secrets,” whispers a local Irishman named William. As two Canadian travelers carefully approach an ancient gravesite, William’s friend jumps out from around the tombstones scaring the hell out of the tourists who wanted to get a glimpse at a real piece of historic horror. That is one of the great things about folklore. Stories are passed down through generations that cause people to travel all over the world to see the sites that inspired mythological creatures, and locals love to lean into it all for a scare or a laugh.
Embracing small town antics and camaraderie, writer/director Chris Baugh summons a new story on the traditional vampire lore and takes a stab at marrying comedy and horror with his film Boys from County Hell.