Movie Title: Grabbers
Date Released: January 23rd, 2012 – Sundance Film Festival
Date Seen: December 6th, 2013
Part 1 – Spoiler Free Quickie Review
A pretty hysterical sci-fi horror comedy flick about some man eating aliens that arrive off an island off the coast of Ireland. The inhabitants soon discover that the aliens can’t handle alcohol in the blood of the humans – so they must get wasted to survive.
It’s a short movie, but good and hilarious. The alien is actually kind of cool, despite not being horribly original. The plot is predictable, but it’s still a super fun hysterical movie. The one liners in this movie are the best. I won’t want to spoil a lot of them, but one great one is “Why don’t we just squirt some whiskey in its mouth?” “oh no, waste of whiskey…” “oh yeah good point.”
The good part about this movie is that since they are all drunk, you can’t really blame them when they make ridiculously stupid decisions. They are self-aware of the fact that they are doing stupid things (obviously, because they are wasted) which just makes it more fun. Also, it’s just funny to watch all the people in the town get sch-wasted and seeing how they are all different types of drunks (sleepy, happy, stupid, suspicious, etc.) and watching people from the priest, to a very old woman, etc. get drunk.
The whole movie is just a bundle of fun. I honestly wish there was more plot and it was a bit longer, because I would have been totally content watching another 30 minutes of it because it was so funny. It wasn’t overtly stupid funny like some of the SyFy original movies, it was actually legitimately funny. I love funny horror films. Give it a watch if you’re a fan too.
Part 2 – In Depth Spoiler Ridden Review
There’s a part where they measure how much alcohol it is going to take them to get drunk enough to kill the grabbers. It ends up being a BAC of 0.2. Yeah, 0.2! So then they discuss the most economical way to get them all that wasted – shots is the clear winner. But it is hysterical to watch them argue over the best way to get the whole town drunk – which they of course don’t tell the town that they are going to get them all wasted to save them from the aliens, they just tell them it’s an open bar, so of course everyone comes. Then, to make sure they all get to the schwasted point, the bartender is seen pouring extra alcohol into everything – even beer. Order a beer, he pours a shot of anything on top (without the person knowing). It is fabulous.
While getting the down drunk is going on, my favorite scene happened. The group that knows about the alien is in the back room listing off what weapons they have found. Most of them are completely useless, but the best is the guy who says “I have a nail gun” (in a no big deal, don’t care voice)….. “AND I HAVE A BOARD WITH A NAIL IN IT!!!” (in a super excited voice). Trust me, much funnier when you watch it.
Some of the other one liners that I really liked were:
*walks in on big group of people huddled around something* Lady: “What is this?! What’s going on?” Guy: “oh nothing, wink wink” Lady: “oh, ok.. I get it…” *walks out* Lady’s Husband: “Great, it’s her birthday next week, now she thinks this is for her and I’ll actually have to get her something.”
Lisa, after watching her friend get eaten, rather than warning other people, saving someone, etc. “fuck that!” *runs off*.
“What in the name of fuck were those things?”
There’s a scene where baby aliens are left alone in a room, and are just going through everything, getting into shit, and it looks like a crazy wild house party. It’s pretty funny.
I thought this movie was hilarious, good comedy horror, and definitely one I would watch again. I actually wish it would have been even longer!