On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show I chatted with writer Robert Benjamin and actor Ben O’Toole for their new film Bloody Hell, which premiered on demand on January 14 (here are some options to watch the film) and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 19.
The plot: Rex Coen (Ben O’Toole) finds himself in a crazy situation during a bank robbery and decides to take the opportunity to play hero and save the hostages. Instead, he’s hailed by a hero by some and a lunatic by others and is sent to jail. Once he’s released, he leaves this mysterious past behind for better pastures in Finland. But in Bloody Hell, Finland is way worse. The film is directed by Alister Grierson, written by Robert Benjamin, and stars Ben O’Toole (pictured in the featured image), Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland and Travis Jefferey.
Just a note, I conducted this interview back in October as part of the Nightstream Film Festival (check out my review of the film here, as well) and am posting this interview to match up with the film’s release. Anyway, during the interview we discuss some of the inspirations for Robert Benjamin’s script like 90’s Reese Witherspoon vehicle Freeway, fables and the subconscious inspiration of Stephen King’s Misery; what it was like for Ben O’Toole playing a dual role; as well as the interesting casting of the big bad for the end of the film, and more. There are minor spoilers throughout the interview, but nothing that ruins the film.
You can listen to the episode below or download it here.