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Gold Coast-shot horror film Bloody Hell will hit Australian cinemas early next month.
Described as Fargo meets Fight Club, Bloody Hell is a quirky fun horror with levity set between Boise in Idaho and Helsinki in Finland and follows Rex Coen (Ben O’Toole – Detroit, 12 Strong, Nekrotronic), a man with a mysterious past, whom flees the country to escape his own personal hell – only to arrive somewhere much worse.
Bloody Hell was filmed entirely on the Gold Coast and was directed by Alister Grierson (Sanctum) and written by first time screen writer, Robert Benjamin.
Selected for screening at the Germany Fantasy Filmfest this month, Brisbane International Film Fest in October and Molins Film Festival Spain in November, Bloody Hell also stars Meg Fraser, who makes her screen debut playing the Finnish character of Alia, a natural born caretaker, but also the black sheep of her family, Caroline Craig (Blue Heelers, Underbelly), Matthew Sunderland (Amazon’s The Lost City of Z, Out of the Blue), Travis Jeffery (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Unbroken), Jack Finsterer (Dangerous, In Her Skin, Neighbours), and newcomers David Hill, and Caleb Enoka.
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Rex Coen is back in his hometown of Boise, Idaho after eight long years away and the whole country is buzzing about it. Why? He’s infamous. Why? His prison sentence. Why? The bank incident. But seeing his own face on magazine covers, being greeted with hateful verbal abuse and hounded by hordes of paparazzi isn’t exactly the warm welcome he was anticipating. So, in an effort to change his luck, he decides to flee the country in search of a better life. What he finds is anything but.
Waking up drugged, dazed, and hung by his wrists from a water pipe in a dark basement somewhere in the countryside of Helsinki, Finland, Rex has many question.
Luckily, he’s not alone. Well, not entirely alone. Amidst the horror he faces, and the maddening thoughts racing through his weakened mind, his sanity comes in the form of his Conscience, a personified double, conjured up years ago to help him cope with a disastrous life. Together, Rex and his Conscience must race against time to free themselves from what waits above. And what waits above?
A family with a secret that they will do whatever it takes to keep.
Bloody Hell will screen exclusively at selected EVENT Cinemas across New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia from Thursday 8 October.