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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

Apr 29, 2021

Dracula, Shmacula - meet the Abhartach, the ghoulish OG vampire of Irish folklore. Did it inspire Bram Stoker? Maybe. Can it make you laugh while sucking blood from your eyes? Sure. This week, the gang takes a rocky road to an offbeat horror comedy. Also, which classic horror writer would you rather see inspired by a legend in your hometown?

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus) / 2 (Grady). Quality: 3. Enjoyment: 3/4

"Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin discuss Boys From County Hell," by Nathan Griffin in IFTN 

"The ‘Boys From County Hell’ Give Us Insights Into Shudder’s New Exclusive," by Paul Hernandez for Scary Nerd

"How Bram Stoker created Dracula with the aid of Irish folklore," by Leonie O'Hara for Irish Central

"The Scottish writer who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula," by David Allison for BBC News

"Bram Stoker Claimed That Parts of Dracula Were Real. Here's What We Know About the Story Behind the Novel," by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker for Time