Boys From County Hell

Boys From County Hell – Main movie still


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 inpspired ‘Dracula.’

But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abharatch 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…


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Combining genuine emotional stakes, biting black humour and enough blood and dismembered limbs to satisfy even seasoned gorehounds, Chris Baugh’s terrific, unorthodox vampire flick has got it where it Counts.

Jordan King, Empire

Production Overview

Writer/director Chris Baugh and producer Brendan Mullin came to us with the script for BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, a feature length version of their award winning short, many blood moons ago looking for a co-producing partner. Within the first 15 mins of our intro meeting, we quickly realised we were a tribe. The kind of tribe who loved scary and gory movies but with plenty of heart, character, laughs, pints and craic. We also discovered a shared passion for making a quintessentially Irish vampire film - bringing the monster back to its modern roots using our unique brand of Irish myth, legend and pathos. What followed was a brilliant creative and production collaboration, culminating in a successful shoot in Northern Ireland in the Summer of 2019 then post production in Dublin, a Tribeca Midnighters selection in 2020 and a release on Shudder in North America and Vertigo and Wildcard in the UK and Ireland.

This film is funny as all hell, sharp, fast, full of great scares and so brilliantly executed in terms of sound, design, score and shooting style. But more than anything else, it's a beautifully observed and utterly real Irish Father and Son story - the central performances make us laugh and cry in equal measure. The rag-tag group of workers at the centre of the film are such lovable rogues and instant cinema heroes. This is so much more at stake (pun intended) in this film than the horror and that's always what we want with our genre films. Some cub.


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