Dir. Jon Wright – 94 Minutes
I first saw this at Grimmfest 2012 and I loved it , so on New Years Eve rather than go out and face the crowds , I decided to treat the missus to Grabbers on DVD. Now that is a proper NYE.
Grabbers is set on Erin Island which is just off the coast of Ireland. A beautiful idyllic place where Garda Ciaran O’Shea (Richard Coyle) leads a fairly stress free existence as a local policeman and he is well on his way to being an alcoholic.
He is then sent to meet Garda Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) who is a very straight-laced workaholic policewoman sent over from Dublin for a 2 week sabbatical on the quiet rural island.
Now during the night something landed out at sea and killed 3 fishermen , and local part-time fisherman and full time pisshead Paddy Barrett (Lalor Roddy) has caught a little sea monster that he is keeping in his bathtub.
When the wee monster attacks Paddy and he bashes it and takes it to visiting scientist Dr Smith (Russell Tovey) for an explanation.
The events throw our odd couple of O’Shea and Nolan together … Continue reading