Grabbers (Ireland, 2012) – Episode 10

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness is a yearly series of horror movie reviews produced by Cinemassacre Productions and airing around the month of October. This series is hosted by James Rolfe. This is episode 10 of Monster Madness “Around the World!”

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  • Baggzey23
    October 10, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I’ll have to check this one out, also fun fact the guy playing the scientist played a werewolf in the tv series being human

  • zacharykeane
    October 10, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    If you haven’t found a film for Africa yet, which Dr of the living dead can be found on YouTube

  • Gene
    October 10, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Maith reviews james

  • LazarheaD
    October 10, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Why not a rolling rock?

  • LucasChad
    October 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Makes for a perfect watch on St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Greg Martin
    October 10, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    It’s pronounced smit-icks

  • FarBeyondDriven
    October 10, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Sounds amazing!

  • Ivan
    October 10, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    0:17 – and don’t forget Rush

  • Gerry
    October 10, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    totally reminded me of that movie, that ive ive seen it before, and now makes me want to again 😀

  • Mysterii
    October 11, 2021 at 12:01 am

    “Brilliant!” “Brilliant!” *clink*

  • Aiddon
    October 11, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Hey, it’s Russell Tovey

  • kamposter
    October 11, 2021 at 6:59 am

    it is a bit pity that you are telling almost the entire film instead of a vague description, as it was before in some of the previous monster madness

  • The Killer
    October 11, 2021 at 7:08 am

    putting this one on my watchlist

  • Daire
    October 11, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Liam Neeson is from Northern Ireland, which is part of Britain.

  • Abstract
    October 11, 2021 at 1:14 pm


  • StoryMaster
    October 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I love that you made the connection to Tremors, because that’s exactly what I thought when I watched this movie for the first time. And that’s exactly what Grabbers feels like, Tremors in Ireland but instead of having to make as few vibrations as possible to avoid getting eaten, everyone has to stay drunk off there asses. It’s a wicked good time and I wish their were more movies like this and Tremors where the movie is equal parts horror and comedy with a monster that has a definitive rule set. Gremlins also falls within these perimeters and everyone knows Gremlins is a lot of fun too.

  • cikan
    October 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Liam Neeson is actually from the UK (Northern Ireland), not Ireland. 😀

  • Andrew Bayless
    October 11, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    *Makes a video about an Irish movie*
    *Music is from a movie based on a legend from the County Durham in the United Kingdom and the dialect the song is sung in is Northumbrian*

    I love you guys but I had to bust your balls over this one lol

  • Kaleb
    October 11, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Just FYI, Liam Neeson was born and raised in Northern Ireland,the UK territory. He’s not from Republic of Ireland.

  • Tom Fitzpatrick
    October 11, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    As an Irishman this is a real privilege from my idol & cultural influencer
    Thank you James for stopping by Ireland

  • Tom Fitzpatrick
    October 11, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    As an Irishman this is a real privilege from my idol & cultural influencer
    Thank you James for stopping by Ireland & once again you showed me a monster movie that I didn’t even know exist in my home country

  • The Nostalgia Factor
    October 11, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Kind of has a Jaws 2 feel with the dead whales on the beach.

  • Alex
    October 11, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Finally a proper Monster Madness again. Thanks for this Spooktober present. The Octo Bear is pleased.

  • DrZaius
    October 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    We need more Tremors-like films.

  • Eoin mac Sheáin
    October 11, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    This comment section (笑)
    FWIW, people born in Northern Ireland are entitled to Irish citizenship as well as UK citizenship, and now probably more Northern Irish are likely to consider themselves Irish than “British”. Actually, it’s an anachronism to call them “British” even from the British viewpoint — it’s the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which explicitly contrasts Britain, an Ireland, with Northern Ireland. Liam Neeson and the late Seamus Heaney are DEFINITELY among those born in Northern Ireland who should be identified as “Irish” and never as “British”. By the logic used by seemingly everyone in this comment section who has talked about it, my grandparents who were born in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (Cos. Dublin and Mayo) were also “British, not Irish”. (Although I can see why some Irish people would want to say “Well, actually, from a certain point of view, he’s British” given that whole thing that he did for about a week, I suspect most of the commenters are actually working with stereotyped views of “Ireland” as something entirely separate from “Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, like that anyone who uses the word “football” to refer to soccer rather than Gaelic football is British and not Irish, even though I NEVER met a Dubliner, in 20 years living there, who said “soccer and football” rather than “football and Gaelic”. Fun side note: in Ireland, “Gaelic” as a noun means the sport, never the language, which we call, somewhat confusingly, “Irish”.)

    As for the content of the video, it’s a minor quibble from my point of view but I know MANY Irish would get very upset at it: you’re not really supposed to call Ireland part of the “British Isles”. I know that since etymologically speaking “British” implies Celtic and not Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Manx, Scottish and Welsh should be happy to say “British”, it’s been too closely associated with the “British Empire” and other such things for the last several hundred years, and now most Irish don’t like the association. There isn’t really a politically correct term for the largely English-speaking but also largely “culturally Celtic” set of islands including Great Britain, the island of Ireland, and various smaller islands, off the northwest coast of Europe anymore, even though there really should be, so I can understand why American and other anthropologists and YouTubers might want to have a word for it. But… yeah, if you’re going to use it, you should probably stick a note in about how you’re aware that it can be problematic in 2021.

    All that aside, great video! Loving Monster Madness this year, and so happy to see it back! 😀

  • Eoin mac Sheáin
    October 11, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Sorry, “an Ireland” was a typo for “an island” 😉

  • silver
    October 11, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    not sorry, this movie sucked. horrible acting

  • Jay from OSW
    October 11, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    ☘️ Notes from an Irish bloke!
    I’ll preface this by saying I don’t expect Americans (or non-Irish) to know these things but if you’re interested….

    Liam Neeson is from Northern Ireland, which is a country in the UK. However he’s a Catholic, and has Irish citizenship (as well as British and American).

    Michael Flatley was born in Chicago; to irish parents who emigrated in the 1940s, from Sligo and Carlow.

    Thanks for pronouncing Samhain correctly! (sow-win). It’s also mad hearing James say “Garda” which is our name for police officers. Gardai is the plural, and do not carry guns (not needed) just extendable batons, and possibly pepper spray.

    The term British Isles isn’t liked by the Irish, as it denotes British rule. “UK and Ireland” is preferable when grouping together!

    The film is a joint production between UK and Ireland.

    Ciarán =/= Kieran. The Irish pronunciation is Keer-awwn and is a very popular name. The fada over the a (á) means the sound is drawn out.

    Irish people are fond of the drink and having this being the key to defeating aliens is hilarious! Did You Know? UK and Nigeria drink more Guinness per capital than we do!

    Smithwicks is prounounced “smiddicks”, it’s a red ale, and not great 😂

    If you do come to Ireland, the Guinness brewery (and tour) provides the freshest and nicest Guinness I’ve ever had. Temple Bar is very much a tourist trap (€€€) but it’ll be exactly what you expect Irish pubs to be, they play up the Oirishness. Travel around, as rural Ireland outside Dublin might be what you’re after. Awesome to hear ya talk about Ireland. Sláinte! (slawncheh = cheers!) 🍻

  • Fausto Figueroa
    October 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Hope you review Icelandic movie “Lamb”, with the one and only Noomi Rapace. But maybe next year because it was released just three days ago.

  • Seth
    October 12, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Can anyone tell me what that animated bit with the pumpkin head is from?

  • Nathan
    October 12, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    James, please review Tremors. My life will be complete if I search tremors cinemassacre and hear your opinion. I just want to hear what you think.

  • WhyBother
    October 12, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    @seth It’s a clip from GhostBusters Animated series.

  • Seth
    October 12, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    @WhyBother Thank you!!!

  • The Gaming Paladin
    October 13, 2021 at 12:33 am

    where’s Burt when you need em?? …sequel should take place in Scotland and feature Alestorm. XD

  • Mundy
    October 14, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Ugh British Isles.. Please no 🙁

  • TW Norrich
    October 22, 2021 at 6:08 am

    So the Australian version would be the same, except with Vegemite…?

  • M Workman
    October 23, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    I feel like a huge chunk of the movie was missed. I feel like James didn’t write this, but I’m sure he watched the movie for the review.
    This movie is literally FILLED with throwbacks to older horror movies, ala Shaun of the Dead. Like the scene at the end is straight from Aliens where she used the loader to kill the queen. It’s been a few years since I watched it, but I did watch it a few times in a row on Netflix.
    Also, everyone on here who is bitching about not getting some Irish facts straight, just get over yourself.

  • themaster
    October 31, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Imagine the smell.

  • Leo S. Luna
    November 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Effects are looking pretty cool. It reminds me of Slither actually. And talking about if it’s a 100% Irish film well, I think the only rule if it’s the majority of cast and crew comes from ireland and ot has irish budget. Other than that is just and addup. There are ton of US films shoted outside and with multiple budget outside the US. It also has to do with how the movie feels to you.

  • matt
    January 3, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Holy carp that’s Jeff from “Coupling”, the british comedy about dating from back in the early 2000’s. What a career improvement, hahaha.

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