Grabbers

  • Ireland
  • 2013
  • MA 15+
  • 90 MIN
  • 21 Apr 2013

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Extra Features

  • Behind the scenes Featurette
  • Interview with the Director
  • Outtakes
  • Cast & Crew Commentary
  • Trailer
  • Photo Gallery

Cast and Crew

Cast:
  • Richard Coyle
  • Ruth Bradley
  • Russell Tovey
  • Bronagh Gallagher
  • Directed By: Jon Wright
  • Written By: Kevin Lehane
  • Cinematography By: Trevor Forrest
  • Creature Effects By: Shaune Harrison
  • Edited By: Matt Platts-Mills

Trailers and video

Grabbers - Trailer

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About Grabbers

The Sundance smash hit has arrived! What do you do when blood-sucking aliens invade your hometown? Kick arse! What do you do if they’re allergic to alcohol? Get pissed, then kick arse! Only the Irish could dream up such a scenario. GRABBERS is 90 minutes of drunken shenanigans that will have you, literally, running to the bar! Drink up OR DIE!

When the tiny Irish township of Erin Island is invaded by bloodthirsty aliens from deep space, all hope appears lost. Salvation appears with the discovery that the octopus-like aliens are terminally allergic to alcohol-tainted human blood and the local townsfolk decide that it’s time to get drunk and get even!

GRABBERS affectionately tips a tentacle to many creature feature traditions while raising a pint in the name of slime covered carnage and saturates you in both. A feckin’ scary laff-fest to be sure!

Funny, gory, and with some Feckin good CGI

Total Film

4 stars. Grabbers is a bibulous riff on War of the Worlds, of course, although it plays its gleefully silly premise poker-straight, and could teach self-reflexive Hollywood projects such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a thing or six about irony.

Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

5 stars. Overall Grabbers is a genuine turning point for Irish cinema in look and style. That aside, as a movie its hilarious, incredibly well written and superbly shot and offers a great nights entertainment. Truly Tentacular!!!!!

Vic Barry, The Movie Bit

  • Audience Prize for Best Film

    European Fantastic Film Festival of Strasbourg

  • Audience Prize for Best Film

    NIFF

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