News: “Grabbers” – UK Horror Comedy Official Trailer


At first glance, Grabbers looks like a mash-up of a couple of my fave flicks, Tremors and Shaun of the Dead – it looks that way at a second glance, too. But instead of zombies or prehistoric dirt-dwelling monsters, we’ve got sea-dwelling, Lovecraftian tentacled aliens – which is a step in the right direction in my book.

GrabbersGrabbers is an Irish film, directed by Jon Wright, which premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival.  The horror-comedy gained a lot of positive buzz after the screening, and after checking out the newly released official trailer (below), it’s easy to see why. From the synopsis:

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 straightlaced young police 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…and head to the pub.

GrabbersThe story seems like the typical affair – the local towns folk get picked off one-by-one by some mysterious creatures. Except those creatures are literally nothing but black, squirmy balls of tentacles and fangs (just the way I like my coffee) and they can spring across a room to latch onto your freakin’ skull like a facehugger™ in heat.

Best of all, the only defense against these charmers is to stay perpetually hammered – apparently the little buggers can’t hold their liquor.

Grabbers is set to hit screens in the UK this August, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll find its way here to the states sometime shortly thereafter.


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Dave_P studied fine arts and film history and is a graphic and web designer, and a diehard movie fan. David has been involved with a variety film festivals including the Cinephile Film Festival, the PRIDE Film festival, and the Manhattan Short Film festival, and is currently the director of the Dark Carnival Film Fest in Bloomington, Indiana. (

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