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Feature Den Of Geek 5 Dec 2013 - 10:34
We get the chance to interview famous people every now and them. We ask them their favourite Statham movie. Here's what happens...
With The Statham heading back to UK cinemas this week with Homefront, we finally got the chance to ask the man himself the question we've been asking lots of people for years: 'what's your favourite Jason Statham movie?'
Now that he's answered it, we've gathered together lots of the responses we've had in one document. And so here it is:
Evan Goldberg: "It was him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, right? That’s the best one."
Alice Lowe: "I've never seen any of his films. »
Another Tuesday, another round of Fright At Home to give you the lowdown on this week’s must-have DVD & Blu-ray releases! November 12th is filled with an eclectic mix of genre titles, and in some cases making their way to both formats for the first time! Such an example is shot-on-video classics Black Devil Doll From Hell and Tales From The Quadead Zone. Both films from director Chester N. Turner are some of the rarest and obscure tapes in circulation, and have been known to fetch hundreds of dollars. Massacre Video was able to track down the thought dead director, and bring it back into print to melt the minds of a whole new generation.
Scream Factory has saved John Carpenter & Tobe Hooper’s horror-anthology Body Bags from its long-oop DVD release, reissuing the film onto Blu-ray in its uncut form with a slew of newly produced features. I’ve »
- Justin Edwards
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… »
- Jonathan James
The incredible horror comedy Grabbers (review) is finally on its way home Stateside so grab a brew and drink in the details. Look for it in stores on November 12th!
From the Press Release
On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming inebriate Ciaran O'Shea (Richard Coyle; Pusher, "Coupling") is tasked with showing strait-laced police officer Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley; "Primeval," In Her Skin) her new beat. Not that there's much to police, as most of the community's troubles are caused by O'Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: The crew of a fishing boat disappears, dead whales wash up on the shore, and a local lobsterman catches a mysterious tentacled creature in his trap.
Soon it becomes clear to O'Shea and Nolan that some unnatural creatures are out there, and they're hungry. But it turns out the alien monsters terrorizing the town are allergic »
- Uncle Creepy
Zombies, vampires and werewolves, oh my! Classic monsters are always a good way for horror filmmakers to go, but sometimes we see more... unique... beasties on the screen. And when they go well (and even when they don't), they're some of the most memorable characters in the genre.
In celebration of the Irish sci-fi comedy film Grabbers, which hit VOD and other digital outlets on July 19 and contains some pretty wild monsters of its own, we've compiled a list of Horror's Top 13 Craziest Monsters!
As always, we'd like to start out with some honorable mentions. Slither and its old school relative Night of the Creeps both gave us a swarm of memorable leech-like monsters. The Host dropped us into an unexpected nightmare on a typical South Korean afternoon with a very unique movie monster. And even though he ended up going mainstream and had his own Saturday morning cartoon, The »
- Scott Hallam
Twitter is a funny thing, isn’t it? One day you’re making jokes and posting funny memes, the next day you’re talking to Grabbers screenwriter Kevin Lehane and discussing his ideas for a Grabbers 2. Wow, I love the internet. Please note that there are currently no plans in place for a Grabbers 2 yet, and Lehane even confirmed this, but even so – his ideas for sequel are pretty freakin’ focused for a man with nothing but a pitch.
For those of you wondering what Grabbers is, go ahead and check out my review for one of the funniest creature features I’ve seen in a while. Mixing elements of Amblin-style filmmaking and a tone that reminded me somewhat of Gremlins, Lehane’s story tells about a small island off the coast of Ireland that is attacked by slimy, tentacled aliens who are poisoned by alcohol. So how do the townspeople seek safety? »
- Matt Donato
Grabbers is one of the must fun, creative films of the summer. It’s an Irish monster comedy with a lot of heart and slang. It’s available on VOD now, and can be found on iTunes and Sundance Now. I got a chance to talk with screenwriter Kevin Lehane about beer, Ireland, his inspiration for the film, the dangers of IMDb and what’s on tap for his career.
FM: What’s your beer of choice?
McPolin’s Irish Stout. If it were real. It’s just the tipple of choice for the characters in Grabbers. Actually, like a total cliché, it’s Guinness. And I’ll tell you why: Guinness never gives you a hangover. I believe it has to do with the fact it’s flat. I’ve been told it’s the carbonation and the sugar of lager that causes hangovers. It’s why champagne gives the worst hangovers of all. »
- Andy Greene
Indie/horror flick Grabbers was released today, and by the looks of the trailer, it is awesome. If you aren’t already familiar with the premise, the movie takes place in a rural fishing town in Ireland, where a swarm of aliens invade the land by sea. The twist? The octopus-like creatures’ kryptonite is alcohol, so the only way innocent civilians can stay safe is to get hammered. The movie stars Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time) and Ruth Bradley (Flyboys), and you can currently see it in select theatres or download it on iTunes or Amazon. Before you »
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, »
- Matt Donato
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. »
- Jonathan James
A new Grabbers (review here) clip has arrived and it offers a good reason as to why the flick is aptly titled. Look for it July 19th on the IFC Midnight banner in select theaters and on cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Zune, PlayStation, SundanceNow.com and other digital VOD outlets.
Ciarán O’Shea, the handsome though washed up policeman of sleepy Erin Island, has a daily routine consisting mainly of hanging out at the pub with the local drunks and various other charmingly eccentric characters. But his day is about to go horribly wrong.
Teamed up with the unwanted help of Lisa – an uptight workaholic policewoman from the Irish mainland – they suddenly find themselves dealing with dead whales, »
- Uncle Creepy
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, »
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 »
Perfect fodder for a late-night audience, UK/Irish co-production "Grabbers," directed by Jon Wright, is a fun ride, and while it doesn't reinvent the "Tremors" and "Slither" modern-b-movie wheel, it adds a few neat touches to that formula. It's a shame it ultimately favours repetition over originality, for as anyone with even a passing knowledge of those films knows, proceedings run on very predictable lines, leaving the more inspired elements of the story frustratingly underdeveloped. Set, like the brilliant but underseen "The Guard," in the west of Ireland, and similarly featuring Irish policemen and women (Gardai) as the protagonists, "Grabbers" takes place on a small, isolated island off the coast, on which the small town boasts a single pub, a population of sailors, fishermen, and drunkards, and two Gardai. When the senior of the two takes a two-week holiday, the younger (Richard Coyle), himself a perma-drunk alco with little but scorn for his job, »
- Jessica Kiang
There are but two certainties in life: aliens are awesome and Irish people love to drink. As stereotypical as it may be, it’s just how it is. I have crazy Irish blood flowing through my veins and well, let’s be honest here, I drink like a fish. Jon Wright’s horror/comedy Grabbers successfully combines those two elements, the love for drinking in Ireland and the awesomeness that is some well done aliens, and crafts those into a fun time that even with a couple of small issues, is a pretty entertaining ride.
Grabbers revolves around two Irish officers, Lisa (straight-laced and sober), Ciaran ( sloppy and drunk), who begin to investigate a series of strange occurrences (disappearances, mammals dying, etc), and eventually stumble upon the fact that alien creatures are behind the carnage. While the revelation of that is enough to freak any and everyone out, salvation comes »
Something has gone badly wrong on picturesque Erin Island. The boatload of missing fisherman should have given that away. Or, if not that, then the entire pod of pilot whales that washed up on shore dead and with great gash marks down their side. But, sadly, nobody really paid attention to the obvious signs. Not until it was too late, anyway. It's not entirely their fault, really. A new woman arrived in this tiny, isolated hamlet and the local males were too busy jostling for her attention to pay much attention to anything else. For the first half of its run time, Jon Wright's Grabbers scratches the horror-comedy sweet spot in a manner seldom seen since 1990's Tremors. Like that film, Grabbers draws its humor...
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Irish creature feature Grabbers - in which the denizens of a small coastal town fight off invading monsters via mass drunkenness - hits Us screens and VOD tomorrow and we had the chance to talk with writer Kevin Lehane about his very odd creation and how it came to be.Where did the story of Grabbers begin for you? I've read that you wrote it as a spec script, where did the idea come from and when did Jon become involved?It began as an attempt to write the kind of film I'd queue up to see on a Friday night, and an Irish film I hadn't seen before, really. The concept itself came about whilst I was backpacking and being savaged by mosquitoes. I kept hearing...
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Grabbers is a wet and slippery alien infestation horror coming out of Ireland.
Two Irish cops defend a seaside village from a blood sucking alien threat. They must find trust in each other and their vices to stay alive! It’s definitely a different take on the genre that keeps it fun without disrespecting it.
Shock was able to grab some time with writer Kevin Lehane and find out where he came up with such a weird premise, how the classics played a role, and just how alcohol can lead to film…
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Grabbers is arriving in select theaters and on VOD July 19th from IFC Midnight and ShockTillYouDrop.com has an exclusive clip to share with you. You can watch it here and they also talked to writer Kevin Lehane, an interview that you can check out here . 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, »
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.
- Nicholas Bell
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