Nigel O’Neill on Vampire Comedic Horror Fun in Boys From County Hell [Exclusive Interview]

Boys From County Hell

Morgan C. Jones as Charlie Harte, Michael Hough as SP McCauley, Louisa Harland as Claire McCann, Louisa Harland as Claire McCann, Nigel O’Neill as Francie Moffat, Jack Rowan as Eugene Moffat – Boys from County Hell – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/Shudder

Battling vampires are easy as long as you have the necessary tools and rules of garlic, sunlight, wooden stakes, and even decapitation. Of course, many forget all those tools and rules were fictionalized in Bram Stoker’s Dracula more than a century ago. In the horror comedy Boys From County Hell, those rules don’t apply. Now the survivors must battle vampires and their master by throwing all fictional rules out the window and improvise in this laugh out loud movie starring Jack Rowan and Nigel O’Neill.

The film also stars Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Fra Fee (Disney+’s Hawkeye), John Lynch (The Terror), and Michael Hough (upcoming Chapelwaite series). Chris Baugh (Bad Day for the Cut) wrote and directed the movie.

Here’s 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 and his son Eugene, 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.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actor Nigel O’Neill about playing the fatherly role, who takes his business seriously. Although his character is serious, he spoke in laughter on the ridiculousness and fun on the production of this horror set.

Nigel O’Neill is an Irish actor best known as Donal in Bad Day for the Cut. He had bit roles in big television productions, such as Game of Thrones and Vikings. He was in numerous short films and films, such as I Never Cry, A Good Woman Is hard to Find, and The Bookshop.

Boys From County Hell is currently streaming on Shudder.

Watch the exclusive interview with Nigel O’Neill below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Shudder

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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