Grabbers

This summer, monsters have come from the sea in Pacific Rim and the new Irish low-budget flick, Grabbers. The difference is Pacific Rim didn’t know it was a B-movie, and yet it fails to be an A-movie precisely because it’s a B-movie. Grabbers has no such problems. A rollicking comedy about a tiny Irish isle that finds itself infested by strange, squid-like creatures, Grabbers features a solution even more implausible than the beast itself–and there’s never a dull moment. Now, most literary monster are often symbolic of something else. Jekyll and Hyde is a metaphor for alcohol, for example, and Godzilla is about nuclear proliferation. This one symbolizes a monster or two weighing on the conscience of policeman Ciarán O'Shea (Richard Coyle). It’s a well done B-movie, which is to say, it knows exactly what it is and goes all out to just be that.

Credits

Director:

  • Jon Wright

Cast:

  • Richard Coyle
  • Ruth Bradley
  • Russell Tovey
  • Lalor Roddy
  • David Pearse
  • Bronagh Gallagher
  • Pascal Scott
  • Clelia Murphy
  • Louis Dempsey
  • Ned Dennehy
  • Stuart Graham
  • Jonathan Ryan
  • Micheál O'Gruagain
  • Killian Coyle
  • Michael Hough

Producers:

  • Robert Bevan
  • David Collins
  • Michael Henry
  • Samantha Horley
  • Cyril Megret
  • Nic Hatch

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