Preview Clip from Irish Monster Movie Comedy Grabbers
01.24.12 by BJSprecher
Can you think of a better excuse to get "pissed" than to stave off an attack by giant, squid-like alien monsters? Nah, we can't, either. That's why we love the premise of Irish director Jon Wright's (Tormented) new monster movie comedy, Grabbers: the denizens of a quiet Irish village discover that the only way to not be eaten by the invading xeno-cephalopods is to be so drunk that their blood alcohol content makes them inedible.
Sony Pictures apparently loved the premise too, because the studio picked up the rights to distribute the movie when it was still in production. To generate some excitement for the debut of Grabbers at the currently-ongoing 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Sony released a new preview clip from the movie that, unfortunately, does not include any monsters, but does serve as a decent little character study with definite "the monsters are coming" overtones.
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
Something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village resting somewhere off Ireland's coast. First, some fishermen go missing. Then there is the rash of whale carcasses suddenly washing up on the beach. When the murders start, it's up to two mismatched cops — an irresponsible alcoholic and his new partner, a by-the-book woman from the mainland — to protect the townsfolk from the giant, bloodsucking, tentacled aliens that prey upon them. Their only weapon, they discover, is booze. If they want to survive the creatures' onslaught, everyone will have to get very, very drunk!
Grabbers is the first produced feature screenplay written by filmmaker Kevin Lehane. The cast includes Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Ruth Bradley (In Her Skin) and Russell Tovey (Murder is Easy).