Director: Jon Wright
Screenwriters: Kevin Lehane
Something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village resting somewhere off Irelandâ€™s coast. First, some fishermen go missing. Then there is the rash of whale carcasses suddenly washing up on the beach. When the murders start, itâ€™s up to two mismatched copsâ€”an irresponsible alcoholic and his new partner, a by-the-book woman from the mainlandâ€”to protect the townsfolk from the giant, bloodsucking, tentacled aliens that prey upon them. Their only weapon, they discover, is booze. If they want to survive the creaturesâ€™ onslaught, everyone will have to get very, very drunk!
Director Jon Wrightâ€™s whimsical throwback to classic monster flicks relishes in delivering perfectly timed thrills and madcap antics. In true cult fashion, Grabbers imparts the great fun of a spooky old carnival ride with an Irish twist. Donâ€™t forget to grab a drink!
- International Narrative Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- United Kingdom, 94 min.