Sunday, 20 January 2013

Grabbers - UK DVD/BD review

Sony pictures kindly sent me a copy of their new horror comedy "Grabbers", by director Jon Wright, to take a look at. So not wishing to disappoint, here’s my review.
A Meteor that crashes down in the ocean marks the start of a series of bizarre disappearances from around the nearby island of Erin. The boozed up local policeman, Ciaran (Richard Coyle) and his new assistant Lisa (Ruth Bradley) investigate, but fail to find any bodies. Though they do turn up and awful lot of heads.
When a strange tentacled creature gets captured by a local fishermen, they realise its the start of an alien invasion and the island is now under siege. Fortunately, it turns out these creatures are adversely affected by alcohol, so as the creatures prepare to attack, the locals head for the bar for a drinking frenzy the likes of which has never been seen.
Imagine “Night of the Living Dead”, but set in a pub instead of a farmhouse, and with Cthulu creatures instead of zombies and throw in a lot of jokes about the Irish’s love of drink, and you have “Grabbers”. If you enjoyed “Shaun of the Dead”, you should like this.
The film is already out on UK DVD and Blu-Ray and comes with filmmakers commentary track, an interview with Director Jon Wright, a behind the scenes feature, a selection of outtakes and a photo gallery as extras.
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