Horror comedy, as we all know, can be a little bit dangerous. Many horror-comedies are either very funny but not very scary or very scary and not at all funny.
It’s a real balancing act but it could just be a balancing act that Irish flick Grabbers has gotten right.
We last mentioned Grabbers as it came off of a successful showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and now, ahead of it’s turn at Film4 Frightfest the 13th at the end of August, there is finally a full trailer available.
The synopsis is as follows,
Ciarán O’Shea, the handsome though washed up policeman of sleepy Erin Island, has a daily routine consisting mainly of hanging out at the pub with the local drunks and various other charmingly eccentric characters. But his day is about to go horribly wrong.
Teamed up with the unwanted help of Lisa – an uptight workaholic policewoman from the Irish mainland – they suddenly find themselves dealing with dead whales, decapitated fishermen and weird alien creatures or “grabbers”. Like a giant squid with tentacles, fanged jaws and a three-foot barbed tongue, they’re making mincemeat of the locals.
Faced with another imminent attack, O’Shea and Lisa figure out that the only person to survive the last onslaught only did so because he was so drunk his blood was literally toxic to the monsters. So there is only one thing for it: They have to get the entire village as drunk as possible in order to survive the night … a task that the villagers apply themselves to with gusto.
But one person must remain sober so for the first time in years O’Shea has to face up to things without a drink. When things don’t go to plan, an extremely drunk Lisa and a very sober O’Shea have to reconcile their differences and somehow save the day.
Directed by Jon Wright (Tormented), Grabbers stars stars Richard Coyle (Outpost: Black Sun), Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey (Being Human), Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher (Mary Reilly, Pulp Fiction).
Check out the trailer.