Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I say we feed it Father Potts. Unless it eats shit, it'll choke to death.

Following the Halloween tradition, we watch a new horror every year on Halloween.  This year, my mom pick the movie.  It's called Grabbers.  Here is the synopsis and a trailer... 

Peace officer Lisa Nolan comes to Erin Island, Ireland, to take charge during a colleague's two-week holiday. Simultaneously, blood-thirsty, sea-dwelling aliens arrive at the quiet island to propagate. As dead whales wash up on shore and people start mysteriously disappearing, officers and a few locals slowly discover their peril along with one sure defense - high blood alcohol levels, which the aliens can't stomach. As a storm approaches, enabling hungry hatchlings access to the locals, an open bar kicks off a desperate bid for survival as inebriated police and friends stagger to remain cognizant long enough to thwart the alien invasion.

Care for a sip? 

I have never heard of this little Irish gem before, and truth be told, that synopsis had me a little worried.  It sound like a recipes for disaster, but review compared it to Tremors, Shaun of the Dead, and Tucker and Dale VS. Evil all of which I liked.  So. Worth a shot.  Worst thing that will happen is it get tossed in the bin with Blood Massacre never too see the light of day again. 

And I'm happy to say paid off. I actually think it's better then Tremors.  Good acting, clever script, and some decent CGI effect help what is basically a VERY thin stupid story and makes it very watchable.  (And, a minor point form me.... OMG EVERYONE LOOKS REAL!  LIKE REAL HUMANS. Real teeth! Real skin! Craigy  faces!   C'mon America, give it a break on over white teeth and tweezed eyebrows and Ken doll guys and bubble blond gals. Rant over. Carry on).  
Right. So, the story really is summed up in the synopsis, and  yes that could have been so fecking dumb. Well, it is, but you forget that while watching it. Or, maybe not forget, but it sure didn't bother me while watching it. Interestingly, the actors, while doing funny drunk, do very realistic funny drunk.  The is a decent amount of deaths for a horror, a few heads rolling around, but it's no worse than an old Indiana Johns movie.  I'm happy to have this movie in my collection, and would recommend it to anyone who like there horror light and funny.