Drink or die. Most people don’t even need to be threatened in order to enjoy a drink. However, things are different for the citizens of a small Irish island. For the locals on Eris Island, things are about to drastically change, although no one expects anything. Ireland is a peaceful place where people can use any reason to drink. In Grabbers, the director prepares an alien invasion. Unlike most expectations, this is not yet another movie with monsters, vampires or zombies getting ready to take over the world.
The story begins with the boring life of Ciarán, a local police officer who spends most of his day in a local pub. He has no idea that his day is about to change. Making up a team with an impassioned female officer – Lisa, the two find themselves having to face some unexpected problems. They first notice a few dead whales, while things tend to aggravate when the first decapitated fishermen are discovered. In the end, Grabbers brings in a powerful group of creatures. They got big tentacles, huge jaws and their main hobby seems to be mincing people.
At some moment, Ciarán and Lisa find out that the only way to avoid the creatures is to constantly drink. This way, the blood would be contaminated with alcohol, which is toxic to the creatures. Therefore, there is only one way to fight the invasion. The locals need to get everyone drunk in order to survive. There is nothing wrong with that in their opinion. However, someone must stay conscious and sober. Ciarán takes over this task and for the first time in a very long time, he has to deal with various challenges without any drinks at all. Grabbers presents an unusual story no one has thought about before. The monster idea is not new, but the way to deal with it is definitely innovative.