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Grabbers (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 August 2012 (Ireland)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Scott ...
Irene Murphy
Micheál Ó Gruagáin ...
Father Potts (as Micheál O'Gruagain)
Declan Cooney
Killian Coyle ...
Deckhand Greg
Michael Hough ...
First Mate Roy
Sergeant Kenefick


Police 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

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Last call at the bar. See more »


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Release Date:

10 August 2012 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Csáposok  »

Box Office


£4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,661 (UK) (10 August 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's shot during the harshest winter in Ireland in over a hundred years. Uncharacteristic blizzards, gale force storms and sub-zero temperatures regularly hampered production, creating a difficult shoot. See more »


Dr. Adam Smith: Youuuu... really are Irish!
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Crazy Credits

"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 »


Spoofs Aliens (1986) See more »


The Irish Rover
Arranged by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel and Mick Sands
Performed by Dermot Crehan, Clive Carroll, Luke Daniel and Mick Sands
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A real gem of a monster movie.
3 September 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Wow, what a great film. Great direction, acting, the effects were top class and the creatures were excellent. It just goes to show, with talent £4 million , the budget for coffee for "Snow White and the Huntsmen" I would think, goes a long, long way.

The story is a simple one, alien life form falls to earth near a small Irish island, with a quirky community and starts to eat the inhabitants.The way not to get eaten ??????? Get drunk. lol. Its not the story but the way its told. the script is funny and engaging, the characters the same.the film moves along with a swift pace and before you know it, its finished. I mention "Snow White and the Huntsman " because I saw that 2 days before this and I did go "OOOhh ahhhh, wow, the costumes, the effects, the massive scale, the production" but in the end,Grabbers was 5 times more entertaining and interesting.

Lets just hope this talented director does not get sucked in by the Hollywood producers who will want to change everything for mass appeal and maximum profit. Raw talent should be allowed to be just that, Raw and un-chained.

A must see creature feature, comedy horror.

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