Boys from County Hell
Boys From County Hell follows a crew of hardy road workers, led by a bickering father and son, who must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.
Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired ‘Dracula.’
When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood.
But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates.
As the night closes in The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realise.
The second feature from the team behind Bad Day for the Cut, Boys From County Hell was directed by Chris Baugh, produced by Brendan Mullin and Yvonne Donohoe.
Dir: Chris Baugh, UK, Ireland, 2020, 90 mins