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When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

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Garda Ciarán O'Shea
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Garda Lisa Nolan
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Una Maher
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When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

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WILHELM SCREAM: In the beginning of the movie when the Skipper is grabbed overboard. See more »

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Garda Lisa Nolan: It's the quiet places where all the mad shit happens.
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"The events and characters depicted in this motion picture are a mixture of fact, fiction and fiction that is a product of inference from fact." See more »

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It will grab you when you least expect it...
6 September 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Grabbers" was really an enjoyable movie. If you like monster movies, tentacled monster movies, then "Grabbers" is the right movie for you. It is lots of fun and has just the right amount of thrills and suspense to make it interesting.

And what is really great is that you get to see the creature quite early on in the movie and in full detail, whereas many other monster movies tend to shroud the creature in darkness and only give us quick glimpses of what it is. I like movies that lets us see what monstrosity is stalking the people in the movie. And I will say that the creatures in "Grabbers" were actually quite nicely made; good design and good effects.

"Grabbers" is sort of a mixture of many previous monster and horror movies. You have elements of "The Host", "Alien", "Slither" and "Tremoers" to be found here, if you are looking for similarities to other movies. I just watched it for what it was, however, a movie for entertaining me. And I enjoyed the story and I really liked the creature effects, very real and very unique. There was somewhat of a Lovecraft's Cthulhu-touch to the tentacled creature.

The story in "Grabbers" is taking place on Erin Island, where drunkard police officer Ciarán O'Shea (played by Richard Coyle) gets stuck with newcomer officer Lisa Nolan (played by Ruth Bradley) as the supervising officer is away on holiday. Something crashes into the ocean, and some local fishermen are mysteriously lost at sea. Local drunkard fisherman Paddy Barrett (played by Lalor Roddy) catches something bizarre in his fishing net, something that turns out to be a very deadly catch.

"Grabbers" had a very enjoyable story, it there weren't really any dull moments throughout the movie. Lots of fun from start to end, with just the right amount of thrills, scares and mystique. The movie was nicely acted by the people cast for the various roles. However, I will say that if you are not too strong in understanding Irish dialect, then you might want to use subtitles, as it can be a wee bit difficult to understand from time to time.

I was thoroughly entertained by "Grabbers" and it was really much more fun than I had expected it to be. This is a great movie, and definitely worth a watch if you enjoy a solid monster flick.


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