IFC Films will issue Grabbers on July 19, 2013 under the IFC Midnight banner in select theaters and on cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Zune, PlayStation, SundanceNow.com and other digital VOD outlets. Jon Wright’s Grabbers is an Irish horror-comedy import that grabbed audiences attentions at Sundance and Fantasia back in 2012.
Something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village resting somewhere off the coast of Ireland. First, some fishermen go missing. Then there is the rash of whale carcasses found washed up on the beach. When the murders start, itâ€™s up to two mismatched copsâ€” the charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran Oâ€™Shea and his new by-the-book partner from the mainland, Lisa Nolanâ€”to protect the islanders from the giant, bloodsucking, tentacled aliens that are out to get them. Their only weapon, they discover, is booze. If they want to survive the creaturesâ€™ onslaught, everyone will have to get very, very drunk.
Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse and Bronagh Gallagher star.