“Bloody Hell” Trailer Shows Us a Wild Horror Comedy

Imagine you've had a bad year. (OK, that's easy to imagine.) Now imagine it's been a few bad years, including a stint in prison. You're finally free and looking to get away and decide what's next. You travel to a new country hoping to take in the sights and sounds, and on your way to the hotel you're drugged and wake up in a cold, dark basement tied up. That's what happens to Rex Coen (Ben O'Toole) in Bloody Hell. Luckily he keeps his dark sense of humor intact as he tries to escape his horrifying surroundings.

Bloody Hell is the latest from Australian genre director Alister Grierson. His lone American co-production was the quickly forgotten 3-D spelunking thriller Sanctum. He hasn't directed many films since, but this one looks like it could be a lot of fun. It's already played at Germany's Fantasy Filmfest and will premiere at Australia's Brisbane International Film Festival in October and Spain's Molins Film Festival in November.

Check out the trailer below.

A North American festival premiere for Bloody Hell has yet to be announced.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.