We’ve started a new tradition at work, and that is we sit down as a team every Friday at 3pm to watch one of the films on our site IndieReign. With one of our team members leaving us after 18 months working with us, it was her choice, and she chose the Irish horror comedy Grabbers that many of us had wanted to see.
Now I’m pretty sick right now, and was doped up on paracetamol, so the only thing going through my head was I hoped I didn’t fall asleep during it or feel so crook that it spoilt the film. Luckily though, this ended up being a damn good film and a perfect choice for Friday afternoon team bonding time!
If I were to describe the feel of the film, I’d say it’s a bit like The Frighteners and Shaun Of The Dead had a love child, but with an Irish twist thrown into the mix. The humour was great, and though some of the jokes fell a little flat due to the accents, there were just as many genuine lol moments, which more often than not came from the Irish humour.
The story was pretty monster movie typical, as was the love story, but hey, we can’t expect every film to rewrite story telling. Plus clichés are clichés for a reason, because they work. The acting was good, directing a little undercooked, and the writing pretty spot on, so all up it has everything it needs to succeed and be one of the better horror comedies I’ve seen in a while.
So if you’re looking for a fun horror comedy that isn’t too gory, and is heavy on the laughs, then this is for you. And if you’re from NZ or OZ, then head along to IndieReign and rent it or buy it today!
8 out of 10 from me!!!