Locals of a small Irish island community are invaded by aliens, that seemed inspired by both The Thing and Alien. These aliens are also like leaches, feeding on the blood of people. However, when the locals discover a deterrent, they participate whole heatedly, as only the Irish can – they get wasted.
That’s right, the invading aliens in Grabbers won’t suck your blood bag if you’re intoxicated. Well, then these aliens don’t have a chance against the Irish.
Nothing like perpetuating your own stereotype – then again, there’s nothing like being able to laugh at yourself.
Grabbers will hit select theaters and VOD on July 19, 2013.
Grabbers was written by Richard Coyle, directed by Jon Wright, and stars Richard Coyle (Outpost: Black Sun), Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher, and Pascal Scott.
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, decapitated fishermen and weird alien creatures or “grabbers”. Like a giant squid with tentacles, fanged jaws and a three-foot barbed tongue, they’re making mincemeat of the locals.
Faced with another imminent attack, O’Shea and Lisa figure out that the only person to survive the last onslaught only did so because he was so drunk his blood was literally toxic to the monsters. So there is only one thing for it: They have to get the entire village as drunk as possible in order to survive the night … a task that the villagers apply themselves to with gusto.
But one person must remain sober so for the first time in years O’Shea has to face up to things without a drink. When things don’t go to plan, an extremely drunk Lisa and a very sober O’Shea have to reconcile their differences and somehow save the day.