BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL REVIEW
Shudder exclusive “The Boys from County Hell” is a horror-comedy with a uniquely Irish twist on the vampire genre. Six Mile Hill is a remote village whose only claim to fame is that Bram Stoker once spent the night there while researching vampires for his classic novel, Dracula. According to legend, a vampire named Abhartach once terrorized Six Mile Hill until the villagers entombed him beneath a cairn. Centuries later, the cairn is little more than a tourist attraction. When the government decides to bulldoze the cairn to make way for a new superhighway it spells doom for the local economy, not to mention the collective blood count of the villagers. Before long, all hell breaks loose, as does some of the narrative logic of the film. Our fearless vampire hunters JaMarco, LeWayne, and Marco discuss whether this original take on vampire lore is worth watching, or if you should just go back to The Stoker, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.
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DIRECTED BY: Chris Baugh
STARRING: Jack Rowan, Nigel O’Neill, Louisa Harland, Michael Hough, John Lynch, Fra Fee, Morgan C. Jones, Andrea Irvine, Robert Nairne, Marty Maguire, Kathy Monahan, Emma Paetz, Jordan Renzo, David Pearse, Stella McCusker, Lalor Roddy, Conor Grimes, Ellie McKay, Parnell Scott, Liam Miley
Jamarco Shaw (Screener Squad)
Musician. Screenwriter. IMDB trivia page miraculously brought to life. These are a few ways to adequately describe Jamarco Shaw. Born on the southside of Houston, TX, Jamarco (or Marco, as he’s affectionately named, and NEVER Marco Polo) developed a lifelong love for everything pop culture ever since he was running around in his Blue Ranger Underoos. It wasn’t until a five-year detour in Burbank that he discovered that this love would inspire a passion for years to come. When he’s not raving about cinematography and Spider-Verse, he’s been known to make hip hop instrumentals to pass the time. He aspires to join the ranks of such great Renaissance Men as Donald Glover, John Cassavetes, and Jamie Foxx, but until then, you can catch him trying to make sense of whatever Christopher Nolan just released.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
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