Jul 23 2013

This movie speaks to the poet in me

Tentacled creatures that can’t eat you if your blood alcohol is above a certain level? Set in Ireland? Excellent.


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    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    I actually really want to see this.



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    No One

    ha……..ha…..ha….Ha…..Ha…HA! HA! HA ! HA1……. tee hee…

  3. 3

    Ha ha – it’s like ‘Speed’. What a great excuse to booze.

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    chigau (違う)

    First, I googled to see if this is really a movie.
    Next, I checked if it is available on DVD.
    It is.

  5. 5

    I’ve been watching _Father Ted_. This looks like more Ireland fun.

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    Outrage Zombie

    The twist ending is some of those poor monsters don’t starve to death, right?

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    Mark Zeman

    This movie is actually good! Not just in the so bad, it’s amazing way (though it is that, too) but they actually made it really well with regards to camera angles and so on.

    I can strongly recommend it!

  8. 8
    Tony! The Queer Shoop

    I wonder what The Asylum version will be.

    I really wonder what the porn version will be.

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    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    I have got to see this movie…

  10. 10

    It’s just Coupling with tentacles, I bet.

  11. 11
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    Tentacled creatures that can’t eat you if your blood alcohol is above a certain level?


  12. 12

    Heh. Dutch bookseller bol.com lists it in “drama & romance”.

  13. 13
    Rey Fox

    Sounds stupid.

  14. 14
    Reginald Selkirk

    that can’t eat you if your blood alcohol is above a certain level? Set in Ireland?

    They will starve.
    I am reminded of The Andromeda Strain, in which blood pH was a critical factor in infection.

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    Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought

    Rey Fox

    Sounds stupid.

    Not if your blood alcohol is above a certain level.

    So: drinking starts before the movie.

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    myeck waters

    We rented it from Amazon video. It’s a very fun movie. It’s actually a lot like Local Hero, one of my favorite films from the 1980s – a warm, affectionate look at the eccentric residents of a small seaside town reacting to a weird situation brought on by outsiders. Only in Local Hero the outsiders worked for a Texas oil company and in Grabbers the outsiders are vicious alien predator tentacle beasties.
    Supposedly the director took the two leads out, got them drunk and filmed them so they could see what they were like plastered.
    Harrumph. My spell checker doesn’t recognize “beasties”. Useless bloody thing.

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    myeck waters

    Half the reason I wanted to see it was I’d just seen the first series of Coupling and was curious to see the guy who played Jeff playing a non-weirdo.
    It’s unlike Coupling in that less than half the dialog is about sex and I’m pretty sure there weren’t any scenes that consisted entirely of amusing misunderstandings involving a euphemism for naughty bits.

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    Malt does more than Milton can
    To justify God’s ways to man
    And if you don’t believe that’s true
    The grabbers come and eat up you.

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    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    I just want to point out that there’s also the Pirate Bay. Which is about as far as I can go, legally… :p

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    Is it better than Cockneys vs Zombies ?

    ( which actually looks like it’s worth watching, even if just for the chase scene.)

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    Ha! I mentined the film at the Lounge months ago. (Yes, I am a grumpy old fart who discovered Lord Of The Rings five years before most other Swedes. Get off my lawn!)

    Actually this film seems to be more cerebral than most horror films with a SF component.

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