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The Buzz:

        A meteor hits off the coast a small Irish island, bringing with it blood-sucking aliens. And worse yet, an incoming storm cuts the island off from any outside assistance. How is this remote, polite community supposed to fend off the creatures and survive till help can arrive? By getting so rip-roaring drunk the creatures can't eat them of course!

 

Life of the Party:

        If I had to describe Grabbers in a word, the once I'd choose is “fun.” The film is really enjoyable to watch, especially with your friends and a round of drinks. Tongue-in-cheek humor always pairs perfectly with a horror plot, and this film does it very well (it had me and Biggs 'bout rolling at various parts of the movie). The acting is good, and pretty much all of the technical aspects of the film are done quite well.

        Another small point that I appreciated in Grabbers is that it didn't fall into the modern horror-trope that things need to be super gory to be scary, and that there must be some form of blatant nudity (or near to it) to bring in viewers. Now I'm not against gore films (I watch quite a lot of them), nor am I against nudity in films, but these aspects can weed out some non-hardcore viewers. Grabbers succeeds without resorting to these measures, meaning that just about anyone can watch the film without getting turned off by the whole thing once people start dying.

 

Comon, I'm not the ONLY one who's woken up after a night of drinking looking like this...right?

Potential Hangovers:

        So long as you know what you're getting into (a horror-comedy that leans on comedy), then you'll be just fine. No super-gore to turn off the squemish, no porn-aspects to turn off the prude, just good, fun creature-feature-horror-comedy.

 

My theory is the aliens are trying to bring about the beginning of Star Trek IV

The Vibe: Casual Gathering

        Really this film is appropriate for about all forms of viewing, but I believe to get the most out of it you should really watch it with a small-to-medium sized group of friends for a night of cinema and libations. Fans of films like Shaun of the Dead will certainly appreciate Grabbers, and really in my ideal world that covers about the entirety of the readers we aim for.

 

Plus/Minus:

+ A lot of fun to watch

+ Really funny

+ Horror film without a lot of gore/porn to turn off the non-die hards

 

Drinking Game Ideas:

~ It's obvious really; drink every time the characters drink (and then make sure you have a friend willing to hold your hair back later that evening)

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Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

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