It is finally here; the first trailer for the Monster Comedy ‘Grabbers’ from director Jon Wright and author Kevin Lehane has arrived. In other news, ‘Grabbers’ just added a new award to its already numerous festival honors by winning the audience award at NIFFF in Switzerland. Come on in and check out the trailer!
Directed by Jon Wright, ‘Grabbers’ tells the story of Ciarán O’Shea, a charming but heavy-drinking local Garda who is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has just arrived to a small fishing village off the West coast of Ireland. Not that there’s much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to Garda O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub!
‘Grabbers’ will be coming to Irish cinemas on August 10 before having a UK preview screening at this year’s Fright Fest on Thursday, August 23 at London’s Empire Leicester Square. IFC Midnight acquired the rights for North and Latin America back in March but a release date for these markets has yet to be officially announced.
Release Date: August 10, 2012 (Ireland)
Country: UK, Ireland
Director: Jon Wright
Author: Kevin Lehane
Richard Coyle – Garda Ciarán O’Shea
Ruth Bradley – Garda Lisa Nolan
Russell Tovey – Dr. Adam Smith
Lalor Roddy – Paddy Barrett
David Pearse – Brian Maher
Bronagh Gallagher – Una Maher
Pascal Scott – Dr. Jim Gleeson
Clelia Murphy – Irene Murphy
Louis Dempsey – Tadhg Murphy
Micheál O’Gruagain – Father Potts
Ned Dennehy – Declan Cooney
Stuart Graham – Skipper
Killian Coyle – Deckhand
Michael Hough – First Mate
Jonathan Ryan – Sergeant Kenefick