By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The inspiration for Dracula himself comes back to undeath in this mix of horror and humor.
Shudder will exclusively premiere BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL April 22 in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle where available. Written and directed by Chris Baugh, it stars Jack Rowan, Nigel O’Neill, Louisa Harland, Fra Fee, John Lynch (also in Shudder’s April chiller THE BANISHING) and Michael Hough. The synopsis: “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 [O’Neill] and his son Eugene [Rowan], 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.”