31 Days of Horror: Movie #4 GRABBERS
Check this. Alien squid things are falling from the sky, see? They fell into the ocean off Ireland, see? And now those squid bastards are attacking a nice little island township with a population of not-that-much. These squids -- we’ll call ‘em Grabbers since Paddy found them and that’s what he wants to call ‘em -- they hold onto you while their pointy tongue thing sucks the blood out yer body like a kid on a juice box after soccer practice. The things require only two things to survive: water and blood. And since there’s a big storm coming, they won’t be limited to the ocean anymore, see? But! They have a weakness. They want pure blood, uncontaminated like. When they try to drink an old drunkard dry it nearly kills the Grabber thing. So! The townspeople come up with a plan: drink or die! Yes! They lock themselves into a bar, get as drunk as possible, and try to survive until the storm passes.
Well, maybe not brilliant, exactly . . . but it’s a whole lot of fun. Grabbers is a horror comedy that reminded me of Tremors from time to time. Goofy cast of characters, good comedic performances, crazy premise, and plenty of monster mayhem. The monsters are surprisingly well done, and vary from giant squid leviathans to little squeaky things with the antics of Gremlins.
Grabbers is a little horror comedy worthy of a larger audience. The film is currently available to stream on Netflix in the US.
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