Friday, December 17, 2010


Grabbers comedy horror film to be made in Moville at Anchor Bar Northern Ireland

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2010


A new comedy horror film, Grabbers, is to be made in Moville and Malin Head.

The Anchor Bar has been booked for the whole of January for filming.

The actors, actresses and crew will be staying at the Carlton Redcastle Hotel for the whole of January.

Sony has just bought the UK rights to it and it is likely to come out sometime in 2012.


It stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey and the director is Jon Wright who did teen horror Tormented.

It is about a country Irish village which has been attacked by giant squid like creatures.

The Creature Creator is Shaune Harrison who performed the same role on Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows 1 & 2 and on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Local Drunks

According to the Press Release:- “CiarĂ¡n O’Shea, the handsome though washed up policeman of sleepy Erin Island, has a daily routine consisting mainly of hanging out at the pub with the local drunks and various other charmingly eccentric characters.

But his day is about to go horribly wrong.

“Teamed up with the unwanted help of Lisa – an uptight workaholic policewoman from the Irish mainland – they suddenly find themselves dealing with dead whales, decapitated fishermen and weird alien creatures or “grabbers” - like a giant squid with tentacles”.

Moville - Idyllic Village

It seems that an idyllic remote Irish fishing village (nice to know they picked Moville for that) gets invaded by these enormous tentacled alien creatures who are picking off the villagers one at a time.

The inhabitants learn that the one thing the creatures don't like is alcohol, it makes people taste horrible, so they realize that in order to stay alive, they're going to have to get as pissed as possible.

The tagline for the movie sums everything up quite nicely – “In 1759 Ireland invented the pint. In 2012 it’ll save their lives.”


It is hoped that Grabbers turns out to be one of the great comedy horrors like Hot Fuzz and Sean of the Dead.

It could turn out to be a great boost for Moville if the film is a success and if and when people get to know that the place where it is shot is Moville.

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