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Sean Bean's Frankenstein Chronicles Miniseries Finds U.S. Home on A&E

Sean Bean's Frankenstein Chronicles Miniseries Finds U.S. Home on A&E
A&E will offer a Stateside home to The Frankenstein Chronicles, a six-episode period mystery/crime drama commissioned by the UK’s ITV and produced by Rainmark Films.

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Set in 1827 London, the miniseries follows Inspector John Marlott (LegendsSean Bean) as he makes the horrific discovery that a child’s corpse is actually a grotesque assembly of human body parts.

Marlott commences a hunt for the person behind this abomination, taking him into the dark corners of Georgian London, an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, body-snatching, murder for profit and other vices.
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Full cast unveiled for ITV’s The Frankenstein Chronicles

Back in November it was announced that Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean is set to star in an upcoming six-part retelling of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror classic Frankenstein, and now ITV has revealed the full cast and synopsis for the drama series The Frankenstein Chronicles.

Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). In the drama’s opening sequences, the Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel (Tom Ward), following a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers, recruits Marlott (Sean Bean). As he stands on the water’s edge, Marlott makes a shocking discovery. The body of a dead child is washed up on the shore and on further examination of the corpse, he
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Casting: Robbie, Arias, Henrie, Martin, McShane

Dangerous Odds

"The Wolf of Wall Street" actress Margot Robbie is poised to play Marisa Lankester in the upcoming "Dangerous Odds" which Andrea Berloff is adapting the script for.

Lankester is a young woman who became an insider atop the largest illegal sports betting organization in the U.S., she eventually became a victim of this dangerous world of corruption and ultimately escaped to now live in Switzerland. [Source: Deadline]

Ben-Hur

Moises Arias ("The Kings of Summer") has joined the cast of Timur Bekmambetov's historical epic "Ben-Hur" at MGM and Paramount Pictures. Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell also star in the film which begins shooting shortly in Europe.

Arias will play Gestas, a teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the Romans, who is desperate to fight for his people’s freedom. [Source: THR]

Reagan

David Henrie ("The Wizards of Waverley Place") is set to play a young Ronald Reagan
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Sean Bean's The Frankenstein Chronicles announces cast

The cast of ITV's The Frankenstein Chronicles has been announced.

Sean Bean will star as Inspector John Marlott, who will pursue a terrifying foe through 1827 London, in what is described as a mix of the investigative and horror genres.

Joining Bean is Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie, who played Lysa Arryn on the HBO show.

The six-part period drama sees Marlott recruited by Home Secretary Robert Peel after an assembly of body parts is discovered, arranged in a bizarre attempt at a human form.

He soon finds himself tracking down a dangerous and unhinged killer.

Also appearing in the series will be Snatch star Robbie Gee, Cilla's Ed Stoppard, Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Elliot Cowan, Hugh O'Conor, Joe Tucker, Lalor Roddy, Patrick Fitzsymons, Richie Campbell, Ryan Sampson, Samuel West, Shaun Mason, Steve Wilson, Steven Berkoff, Stuart Graham, Tom Ward and Vanessa Kirby.

ITV director of drama Steve November
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Grabbers (2012) Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Grabbers (2012)

Director: Jon Wright

Writer: Kevin Lehane

Cast: Richard Coyle (Garda Ciaran O’Shea), Ruth Bradley (Garda Lisa Nolan), Russell Tovey (Dr. Adam Smith), Lalor Roddy (Paddy Barrett), David Pearse (Brian Maher)

I’m probably revealing my hand too soon, as a matter fact, I know I am. This is one of my favorites that I’ve seen year, and it’s a great little film that incorporates a lot of things that I love about other films into a solid entry on the sincere recommend list of great little gems that need more exposure. I love horror films set in the United Kingdom. That love goes way back to the Hammer and Amicus films, the great gothic scenery. and groovy 1970’s vibes. The new generation of great U.K. horror films has its own subset of categories. You have the “28 Days Later” type that’s full on horror,
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Grabbers DVD Release Date and Cover Art

  • DailyDead
After releasing Grabbers to VOD and theaters this past summer, IFC will bring the movie to DVD on November 12th. Here’s a look at the trailer and official cover artwork:

“On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…
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Grabbers Review

A horror comedy where staying alive means staying as drunk as possible? Yeah, I think I can get behind this one. While I wouldn’t suggest getting completely shlammered in an attempt to ward off Freddy or Jason, if you ever find yourself trapped on an island full of tentacled aliens off the coast of Ireland, you better grab yourself a pint and start chugging.

Grabbers is a fun little creature feature with enough liquor swigging to get viewers intoxicated off the fumes, but you don’t need beer goggles to enjoy the hell out of Jon Wright’s film. This slick monster romp showcases some whimsical imagination and light-hearted humor, feeling a little bit like a tonal replica of Gremlins, as Kevin Lehane’s script focuses more on comedic entertainment than scares. Good work fellas, next round is on me!

Erin Island is normally a sleepy little Irish island,
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Grabbers Q&A with Kevin Lehane

We’ve been covering Grabbers quite a bit on Daily Dead and the horror/sci-fi comedy is now available in the Us on VOD. We were given the opportunity to talk with writer Kevin Lehane about Grabbers, and he told us about his creative process, time on-set, and his thoughts on the finished movie:

How did the idea for Grabbers first come about? Was this something you had been working on for a while or did someone approach you with the story?

Kevin Lehane: No, it was something that came to me while I was backpacking around the world. I was in the Cook Islands at the time and having a hard time of it with mosquitoes. I kept being advised to eat lots of vitamin B and while I was having a few beers the thought struck that it’d be funny if mosquitoes were allergic to alcohol.
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Two Grabbers Clips

Two Grabbers Clips
The horror-comedy Grabbers puts a unique spin on the alien invasion genre, centering on a small Irish fishing town that is rocked by a large alien creature. Local cops Ciaran O'Shea (Richard Coyle) and Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) discover that this monster only attacks those who are sober, and the only way to protect themselves is to stay drunk. IFC Midnight has debuted two clips from this horror-comedy, directed by Jon Wright. Take a look at these scenes before checking out Grabbers in theaters and on cable VOD, iTunes, SundanceNow, Amazon Streaming, PS3 Playstation Unlimited, Xbox Zune, Google Play and YouTube.

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O'Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk,
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'Grabbers' review: Richard Coyle stars in creature feature of the summer

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Here's an old-fashioned "creature feature" in the mold of "The Thing," "Critters" and "Gremlins." What sets "Grabbers" apart is a touch of the "diddly aye."

Yes, this time the beast comes ashore in an island town off Ireland. And the locals -- Irish "types" one and all -- have a grand time battling the thing that sucks their faces off in the night.

Ruth Bradley is a fetching Irish national cop, or garda, named Lisa Nolan who has taken temporary duty on Erin Island. The locals can't help but flirt. Even the only other cop on duty during this corner of the summer. But Ciaran O'Shea (Richard Coyle) is a lush and a barely functioning one as it is. 

Nothing ever happens here, he tells the new garda girl. Ahh, she says, but "It's always the quiet places where the mad (stuff) happens." 

And so it does. A meteor struck
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Grabbers | Review

Don’t Snatch This Mixed Bag

Irish director Jon Wright seems content spoon feeding audiences with derivative genre efforts, or at least one could surmise after his sophomore feature, Grabbers is bestowed upon audiences. Wright’s 2009 debut, Tormented, was about a bullied teen come back from the dead to slaughter his posh UK prep school torturers, which had about as much finesse as 1999’s The Rage: Carrie 2. And now, we’re treated to an Irish creature feature about alien cephalopod’s intent on sucking blood. Intentionally goofy, and drearily written, your reception of the film will all depend on how high you set your stakes. Think Tremors (1990) was a classic? Maybe you’ll enjoy this tired flick.

Richard Coyle stars as Garda Ciaran O’Shea, a notorious drunkard, who has to be babysat by a substitute Garda, Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) when his boss has to take a two-week trip.
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New Grabbers Poster Released

IFC picked up the horror-comedy, Grabbers, for Us distribution and will release the movie to VOD on July 19th. We recently gave you a look at the official trailer and now we have a brand new Grabbers poster to check out.

“On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry.
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Movie Reviews: “Grabbers”

Movie Reviews: “Grabbers”
There’s no other way to put it: Grabbers is simply, delightfully Irish. The film may have a slim plot, but it lends itself to great results, relishing in its unique sense of humor, and as befitting a remote Irish island, offering a wide net of kooky, drunk characters.

Twas a dark and stormy night…when a father, son and shipmate get sucked up by an alien creature while on a fishing trip. Rats. Well, actually, they’re “Grabbers.” Welcome to Erin Island.

It could just as easily been any of the other drunken townsfolk, but we open on Ciarán (Coupling and Covert AffairsRichard Coyle), a Garda (Ireland’s national police), who’s clearly hung over, with a bottle in hand. He polishes it off and then heads off to work. Once there, he’s dealt a stubborn needle in his side: that of peppy, pretty and sober Lisa Nolan
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IFC Midnight's Grabbers adds trailer, poster and image

Grabbers opens via IFC in select theaters, cable VOD and digital outlets from July 19th, and was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Starring in the Jon Wright horror comedy are Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russel Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher and Pascal Scott. On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat
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Sink Your Tentacles in to this New Grabbers Still

Following on from the Us trailer and one-sheet revealed yesterday we bring you an oozy new still from Jon Wright's creature comedy horror 'Grabbers'. Alongside the unearthly being shown in the new still we get another glance at the main cast Richard Coyle ('Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'), Ruth Bradley ('Primeval', 'Titanic'), Russell Tovey ('Being Human') and Lalor Roddy. It'll be crash landing into theatres and on Cable and VOD from 19 July in the Us. Fear not UK-ers, in case you think you'll have to wait even longer than that, as 'Grabbers' is already available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray right now....
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IFC Midnight releases official Us Trailer and Poster for 'Grabbers'

By David Harkness, Morehorror.com

The official Us trailer and brand new poster for the the upcoming horror-comedy, Grabbers has been released by IFC Midnight.

Grabbers opens in select theaters and will be available on cable VOD and digital outlets starting July 19th. Please find additional information about the film attached and feel free to share the new poster and trailer with your readers.

Check out the details, synopsis and trailer below.

About Grabbers

When an alien invasion strikes in a sleepy Ireland town, the residents learn that the only way to stay safe… is to stay drunk. The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and is sure to become a cult classic! Check out the official poster and trailer and see why IGN called the film "as ridiculous as it is entertaining."

Synopsis

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland,
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Second Grabbers Trailer and Poster

Second Grabbers Trailer and Poster
A peaceful Irish fishing village is terrorized by a deadly and mysterious force in the second trailer for Grabbers. Richard Coyle stars as local lawman Ciaran O'Shea, who welcomes the young cop Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) to his town of Erin Island. After a spate of bizarre occurrences, Ciaran and Lisa learn that there is a nasty creature hiding somewhere along the coast. In addition, we have the new poster for this horror-thriller, debuting in theaters and on VOD formats July 19.

Grabbers - Trailer 2

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O'Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that's usually O'Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears,
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Us Trailer for Grabbers

IFC picked up the horror-comedy, Grabbers, for Us distribution and will release the movie to VOD on July 19th. The official Us trailer is now available and we have it for you to watch.

“On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers,
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Grabbers Serves Up a Trailer and Poster

IFC Midnight has revealed the trailer and poster for their upcoming alien invasion horror comedy Grabbers . Check them both out below! Directed by Jon Wright, the film stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russel Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher and Pascal Scott and hits theaters and VOD on July 19. On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O.Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that.s usually O.Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman...
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Grab Ahold of a New Us Grabbers Trailer and One-Sheet

Jon Wright's 'Grabbers' is finally due to land on Us shores in theatres, on Cable and on VOD from 19 July. The Irish comedy horror sees some outer worldly tentacled beings land on Erin Island ready to suck the blood of the locals. And the small Irish community come up with an award winning idea to fend off the creatures, getting crunk! IGN have revealed a new Us trailer for the flick and have also unveiled a new cool 'Sobriety Kills!' poster. 'Grabbers' stars Richard Coyle ('Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'), Ruth Bradley ('Primeval', 'Titanic'), Russell Tovey ('Being Human'), Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher, Pascal Scott, Clelia Murphy, Jonathan Ryan, Barbara Adair, Stuart Graham, Roz McCutcheon, Louis Dempsey, Killian Coyle and Ned Dennehy. Check out the poster and trailer below...
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