Grabbers (2012)
October 22, 2022 7:33 AM - Subscribe

A quaint fishing village off the coast of Ireland comes under attack from tentacled aliens. The townspeople discover the creatures' only weakness: alcohol. They'll have to work hard to stay drunk enough to defeat them.

Starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Bronagh Gallagher, David Pearse.

Directed by Jon Wright. Written by Kevin Lehane.

70% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on AMC Plus. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Underappreciated horror comedy gem.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:08 AM on October 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

This was a lot of fun, and really effectively creepy in places, like the point where the monster dangles a dead body outside a house's front door as a lure.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 11:24 AM on October 22, 2022 [2 favorites]

I saw this at the 2014 Boston Sci Fi Film Marathon, and it was one of the most fun films of the entire fest/marathon. My best description of it is that it's like an Irish "Tremors." It was hilarious and delightful with enough creepiness and 'people getting eaten' etc to keep the horror in horror comedy.
posted by rmd1023 at 2:37 PM on October 22, 2022 [2 favorites]

Been a few years but I remember enjoying this one more than the recent Irish vampire flick Boys From County Hell, which I liked, but this is better. It's really fun in that Slithers way.
posted by mediareport at 5:01 PM on October 22, 2022

Great fun!
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 1:12 PM on October 23, 2022

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