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In the face of a bloodsucking alien invasion on an island near the shores of Ireland, the heroes make a startling revelation: their only chance of survival lies in embracing intoxication.


Details of 'Grabbers'

94 minutes
2.35 : 1

About 'Grabbers'

“Grab­bers” is a 2012 Irish horror comedy dir­ected by Jon Wright. The film com­bines ele­ments of the sci­ence fic­tion genre with a good dose of black humour and offers an enter­taining film exper­i­ence.

The plot takes place on the small Irish island of Erin Island. When strange creatures emerge from the sea and attack the locals, the inhab­it­ants are faced with a mys­tery. They soon dis­cover, how­ever, that the creatures have a pre­dilec­tion for alcohol and that the blood alcohol con­cen­tra­tion of the vic­tims affects their attract­ive­ness. To pro­tect them­selves, the res­id­ents develop the absurd idea of get­ting drunk and thus being unin­ter­esting to the creatures. Accord­ingly, they try to keep their blood alcohol con­cen­tra­tion as high as pos­sible by drinking at the local pub.

Another crazy idea is that the res­id­ents give the bodies of the killed creatures elec­tric shocks to find out if they are sus­cept­ible. They take the oppor­tunity to put their sci­entific know­ledge to the test and find out how to fight the creatures.

The film is not­able for its witty dia­logue and ironic por­trayal of the islanders who have to deal with an unusual situ­ation. The main char­ac­ters are the grumpy policeman Ciarán O’Shea and the ener­getic police­woman Lisa Nolan, who try to pro­tect the res­id­ents and unravel the mys­tery of the creatures. While fighting the mon­sters, they develop a romantic rela­tion­ship, which leads to more amusing moments.

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If we taint our blood with booze, we're poisonous to eat.

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