2012 / Director. Jon Wright.
Grabbers is the best creature-feature I've seen in ages. It's really smegging cool. Wasting no time the movie gets off to a cracking pace from the first frame. A ball of fire breaks through the atmosphere and lands in the sea off the coast of a small Irish fishing island. From it emerges gigantic tentacled creatures which feed on blood. It's established that they're allergic to alcohol and so the entire community stages a lock-in at the local pub and drink themselves rotten. The premise is great and the execution is even better. Watching drunkards battle against alien amphibians is hilarious and the acting is wonderful. You almost wonder if they actually got drunk in reality because the slurred, stammered & unbalanced performances are ridiculously good. I've always been a big fan of creature-features and I've got a strong affection for Irish maritime settings and so Grabbers was a triumphant win from the get go for me. If you dig flicks like Shaun of the Dead and Attack The Block then this is a sure thing. Heavily influenced by Lovecraft with a touch of American Werewolf in London this awesome little flick is bound for another viewing really soon. Check it out!