Movie: Grabbers directed by Jon Wright (2012, Monster, Comedy)

YT description: Peace officer Lisa Nolan comes to Aran Island, Ireland, to take charge during a colleague’s two-week holiday. Simultaneously, blood-thirsty, sea-dwelling aliens arrive at the quiet island to propagate. As dead whales wash up on shore and people start mysteriously disappearing, officers and a few locals slowly discover their peril along with one sure defense – high blood alcohol levels, which the aliens can’t stomach. As a storm approaches, enabling hungry hatchlings access to the locals, an open bar kicks off a desperate bid for survival as inebriated police and friends stagger to remain cognizant long enough to thwart the alien invasion.
– Written by statmanjeff

Directed by Jon Wright
Cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher, Ned Dennehy

Title: Grabbers (2012 horror comedy) (YT link) Uploaded by Kriig Taniil.

Grabbers directed by Jon Wright – (2012) 4 stars

Run time: 1 hour, 33 minutes. The plot of this movie is your classic scenario of an alien monster from outer space. However, it has a few innovative twists that put it on a higher pedestal than most other movies of this genre. This movie was produced as a horror comedy, it has a great Irish slant in the looks, attire and speech of its characters, and it has a novel approach in how the townsfolk go on to defend themselves from the invaders. I don’t want to give that twist away! Richard Coyle as the drunken, divorced cop was an excellent cast. Equally impressive was his love interest Ruth Bradley, whom I didn’t like at all at first, but whom I nearly fell in love with once her hair was down and she started drinking alcohol. The supporting cast was phenomenal, from the old sailor to the biologist to the bartending couple. Beautiful settings, great animation and sharp humor made this a very enjoyable watch. About the only complaint I have is that some of the accents were a little difficult to grasp, but otherwise this movie is on par with genre favorites such as Eight Legged Freaks and Evolution.


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