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Grabbers

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Grabbers

Jon Wright (2012)

90min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is a lovingly crafted B-movie creature feature in the grand fun/scary tradition of Tremors. Bloodthirsty alien creatures invade the quiet Irish community of Erin Island and begin attacking the locals. The only protection available seems to be booze: high blood-alcohol levels are fatal to the fearsome, multi-tentacled monsters. With no other option, the entire fishing community gathers in a pub to get smashed and prepare for battle. Drinking-to-stay-alive twist aside, the plot is familiar, but Kevin Lehane's deadpan script has plenty of knowing humour, while stars Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley, as the two very different cops (he's a feckless boozer, she's a little uptight) trying to save the day, provide a persuasive romantic backdrop to the mayhem. Tautly directed by Jon Wright (Tormented), beautifully photographed and featuring terrific alien effects that belie the low budget, this ambitious mix of mirth, menace and mutant action is a remarkably offbeat and hugely enjoyable minor gem.

Summary

A drunken Irish policeman introduces a new recruit to life on a quiet island off the coast, just as a series of strange events occur. They discover they are under attack from strange creatures coming out of the sea, and head for the only safe place - the local pub. Comedy horror, starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey.

Cast & Crew

Garda Ciaran O'Shea Richard Coyle
Garda Lisa Nolan Ruth Bradley
Dr Adam Smith Russell Tovey
Director Jon Wright

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Vertigo Films Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 21 Dec 2012

Comedy Drama

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