Liz’s Nightstream Review: Bloody Hell (2020)

Fangoria! Woo!

★★★★ out of ★★★★★

Creative, gory, action-packed, and absolutely hilarious- Bloody Hell, it’s great! This wildly wicked feature will be released in select theaters and will be streaming On Demand on January 14, 2020.

Directed by Alister Grierson

Rex (Ben O’Toole) is just a regular guy waiting in line at the bank when a group of armed robbers enter and change his life forever. Called to action, Rex heroically takes down all the bank robbers, but also one innocent bystander. The CC TV video from the bank goes viral and turns Rex into a hero but he still has to spend 8 years in prison. Upon release he heads to Helsinki, Finland to escape the paparazzi and start a new life. But when a creepy Finish couple sets their sights on him “for their son,” Rex’s fresh start becomes a new nightmare.

Bloody Hell is exactly the movie I needed right now! It is creative, gory, action packed and absolutely hilarious…and it doesn’t hurt that our hero Rex (and his suave alter ego) is incredibly easy on the eyes. The horror and comedy are perfectly balanced throughout and while this is O’Toole’s show, Meg Fraser also shines as Rex’s love interest Alia.

Director Grierson and writer Robert Benjamin leave the film open to a sequel and rumor has it that there are plans to turn this film into a trilogy…count me in!

Bloody Hell had its North American premier as part of the Nightstream Film Festival. Stay tuned to the film’s Facebook page for news and opportunities to see this gem.

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