“Get wasted or die”

Films: Grabbers (2012)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Ocean/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Up to that of a truck.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Of all the ways you could spend your night, getting drunk is definitely a last resort. Or at least, it should be. There's no reason to kill your brain unless you really feel down in the dumps. Or you're being pursued by alien cephalopods that cannot stand even a cup of liquor.

History: After a green light from space crashed into Earth, a small Irish island community found themselves menaced by bloodsucking squid-like creatures they called Grabbers. While it initially proved to be terrifying, they then realized that those with alcohol in their blood sicken the creatures. Soon, almost the entire place is drunk, but alas, the story does not end there. The dominant male of the horde is here, and even if you're not sober, it will try and kill you because it can.

Notable Kills: The male's mouth hovers over someone and devours them whole before spitting out the head. Also, it flicks a drunk man away out of spite.

Final Fate: After many of the small Grabbers are killed, the male is brought down when it's pinned down by construction equipment, gets sick from some whiskey, and is blown up by a barrel explosion. However, it is later shown that there are more eggs starting to hatch on the beach...

Powers/Abilities: The bigger they are, the more resistant to alcohol they are, even if it still unsettles them.

Weakness: Alcohol dries up their innards and kills them, though larger specimens are just made sick. Aside from that, conventional means will do just fine.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-While these tentacled horrors are definitely not to be trifled with, their weakness to drunkards is rather pathetic. Sure, that means sober people are screwed, but one could just douse them in it and it would be Hell for them. Also, their small forms are kind of cute. All of that said, you probably don't want to be near the male, with its intimidating size and rows of rotary saw-like teeth.

Trivia: -This film was done during perhaps one of the worst storms Ireland had seen in over a century. The fact that it was able to be completed is nothing less than a miracle.

-Many of the lead actors were rendered completely drunk well before filming commenced. Aside from creating a more natural atmosphere, at least one of them discovered new things about themselves while under the influence. Yay...?

Image Gallery

Keep away from Lightning McQueen.

Somebody make plushies off of this!

Resist the urge to slide down!
This ad campaign was destined to end in failure.

The ugliest case of mold in this place.
Everything must go...to Hell.

Like a squid in the headlights.
And they are PISSED.

Might as well fully go Irish!