Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of violence and brutality that he can’t understand and a secret about his mother that will shake him to his core.
There’s a very blurry line between the thriller and horror genres, and from the looks of things, that’s exactly where this piece of Irish cinema thrives. Bad Day for the Cut is a revenge story, a violent rampage from the countryside to the city as Donal seeks out the people who killed his mother. It feels like a good, honest entry in indie horror, but we’ll have to wait and see. The film only premiered at Sundance on January 22nd, 2017.
Bad Day for the Cut does not currently have a wide-release date.