The traditional narrative for what a horror film looks like is constantly altering and adapting through the minds of incredibly creative directors, and even so, Alister Grierson’s new thriller manages to stand out among them all.
Bloody Hell, starring Ben O’Toole and Meg Fraser, follows the life of Rex, a man who’s life turns upside down in a matter of seconds as he finds himself right in the middle of a bank robbery, and his own quick thinking leads the bank patrons to safety, but him straight to jail.
During his time in prison, a vital video of the event crowns Rex a newfound celebrity, but the attention isn’t exactly what he wants. Fed up with his new life, Rex flees the country, only to arrive in a sadistic game of chance and torture, in a place so much worse than where he came from. What makes Bloody Hell so unique is the way that Fraser and O’Toole combine comedy with their horror performances, creating lighthearted comic relief amidst the bone-chilling atmosphere of the film itself. This is a narrative that we don’t typically see in horror films, creating an incredibly unique and immersive movie experience for all to enjoy. The mind of Grierson creates a can’t miss cinematic event.
We had the chance to sit down with Ben and Meg to talk about their performances. Check out the full conversation. The film is now playing.