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2012 / 94m - Ireland
Horror, Comedy
Grabbers poster

A simple but jolly and amusing Irish horror comedy. Grabbers is a film with few pretensions, a film that sticks closely to formulas that are known to work. It's a smart entry-level film for a young director, someone who wants to be judged on execution rather than wits and originality.

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Some Irish fishermen pick up a creepy sea creature and bring it up to land. It attacks one of the men, but he's able to pry himself loose and knock it unconscious. He takes the thing to a marine ecologist, who is stumped when he examines the creature. Before he gets to contact the proper authorities though, a storm messes up his plans and a much bigger specimen holds the island hostage.

The effects are decent but not spectacular, the cast is pretty hilarious and the remote Irish island provides a beautiful setting for a bit of horror and comedy fun. The pacing is solid, the runtime quite short and Grabbers is over before you know it. Not the most remarkable film, but perfect filler.


2009 / 91m - UK
Comedy, Horror
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2022 / 104m - Ireland
Unwelcome poster

Simple but cute horror fun. Don't take this film too seriously, it's obvious that director Wright is going for a more cheesy, tongue-in-cheek kind of horror. He does well too, though the film is a tad long and the budget was probably a bit bigger than it should've been for this type of film.

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After Maya and Jamie were attacked in their London home, they catch a break when Jamie's aunt dies and leaves them her home in the Irish countryside. They move up there to lead a more peaceful life, but local legend tells of the redcaps. Little people who haunt the forest and need daily feeding to keep away from humans.

The setting is nice, the comedy isn't too overt but is clearly present, and the film packs a punch when needed. It's a good 15 minutes too long though, and some of the setups are way too obvious, but if you're looking for light horror entertainment with some winks and nudges, there's plenty to enjoy.

Robot Overlords

2014 / 90m - UK
Robot Overlords poster