Irish Monster Movie “Grabbers” Trailer
Okay, this is just too fun not to share. Sundance Film Festival isn’t really known for premiering insane monster movies, but that idea was smashed into bits earlier this year by Jon Wright. Wright debuted his Irish horror-comedy Grabbers during the midnight section of the festival, getting a massively positive response from the audience. The newcomer cast a brilliant ensemble to perform in this wild monster flick: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Bronagh Gallagher, and Russell Tovey to name a few.
The film is centered on a small fishing village that comes under attack by some gross face-sucking monsters. Yes, something like this, but bigger… and slimier. Ew! The movie doesn’t play out how you think it will, what with the villagers banding together to attack the monsters and yadda yadda… No, no, instead the villagers quickly find out that the only way to ward off the creatures… is by staying DRUNK. Yes, the slimy grabbers are, in fact, ALLERGIC to alcohol. Don’t want to get your face sucked off? Better take another shot of Jameson! For your health!
Looks fun as hell! It’s almost as if Feast had a baby with Shaun of the Dead, and then the result married Attack the Block! If you don’t know any of those movies, I just planned out your entire weekend; YOU ARE WELCOME. The film has been picked up by IFC and will most likely be available via Video on Demand later this year. In the meantime, check out the hilarious and creepy trailer, and get stocked up on some hard liquor in preparation!
From the official Sundance Film Guide:
“Something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village resting somewhere off Ireland’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, it’s up to two mismatched cops—an irresponsible alcoholic and his new partner, a by-the-book woman from the mainland—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 creatures’ onslaught, everyone will have to get very, very drunk!”