October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2011 Program

GRABBERS - Toronto Premiere & Opening Gala Film! - Thurs, Oct 18, 6.45 PM at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Directed by Jon Wright, Ireland/UK, 2012, 94 mins

Principal Cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey

Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Thurs, Oct 18, 6.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 5.15pm, Seating from: 6.15pm.
$14 Regular Ticket, $24 Double Feature Ticket with AMERICAN MARY at 9.45 pm. Buy Advance Tickets Online Here until 11.59pm Day Before Screening.

Short Description

In this hysterical Sundance audience crowd-pleaser in the mould of TREMORS, when a small Irish town is invaded by bloodsucking tentacled aliens, the locals discover that getting drunk may be their only way to survive!

The Buzz

“One hell of a good time that offers plenty of laughs, excellent characters and performances, and big slimy monsters!” - Dread Central

“Solidly entertaining….A good time throwback to cult hit creature features!” - Twitch

“Stacked with scene-stealing performances, chuckle-inducing one-liners and lovely gruesomeness, this may well be this year’s Attack The Block.” - Quiet Earth

Official Selection - Over 15 International Film Festivals - Including Sundance, Edinburgh, Berlin Fantasy, London FrightFest, Fantasia,  Sitges.

Winner - 3 Film Festival Awards including - Audience Award, Best Film, Neuchatel International Fantasy Film Festival


A small Irish fishing village on Erin Island has a big problem. Fishermen have disappeared, and dead whales are washing up on shore. As if that’s not enough to deal with, local policeman (and perpetually drunk) Ciaran has another problem… his newly arrived, by the books, partner Lisa.  It’s soon apparent that something monstrous and possibly alien is lurking just offshore, and with the help of the local village scientist they’ve discovered the creatures Achilles heel… a lethal allergy to alcohol. So obviously, the best way to survive the night and a full on giant alien squid invasion is to get the entire town righteously drunk!

The spirit of films like TREMORS is alive and well in the horror/sci-fi comedy GRABBERS. Take an age old Irish cliché, a village of quirky characters, a touch of romance, and some fantastic small budget special effects, and you have a raucously deadpan giant monster extravaganza. You’ll laugh all the way to last call, and maybe certain doom when the GRABBERS come to call.
- Steven Landry

Screens with Short Film:
World Premiere
Shannon Rae Hanmer, 8 min, Canada, 2012
Fiona is ready to take her online relationship to the next level, but not everything is as it seems when it comes to Internet dating.  An uncomfortable unromantic comedy written by TAD-alumni Chris Nash (MY MAIN SQUEEZE, LIPLOCK).



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