Grabbers

  • 15
  • Jon Wright (2012)
  • UK / Ire
  • 90 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Jon Wright

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Vertigo Films
Guidance: 
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 21 Dec 2012
Certificate 15