Yesterday we posted our interview with scriptwriter Robert Benjamin who revealed how he came up with his latest film, Bloody Hell, best described as Die Hard meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Putting a whole new spin on the action/comedy/horror formula, the film follows Rex (Ben O’Toole), a man with a mysterious past who ups and leaves the country to escape the living Hell he’s created for himself… As bad luck would have it, he picks a destination that is far worse. In an effort to survive his new predicament, he turns to his personified conscience to help him figure out how to free himself from a deranged family of cannibalistic psychos.
As the film readies itself to hit select theatres and On Demand this 14 January before getting a DVD/Blu-Ray release on 19 January, we hopped onto a Zoom call with Ben O’Toole and Meg Frase who discussed addressing how to emote complex post-traumatic stress disorders, learning a new language entirely from scratch and how much of a love letter the film is to much-loved ’80s action and horror hits.
Words: Howard Gorman