About the Film
An idyllic remote Irish fishing village - replete with twinkly-eyed eccentric Waking Ned Devine characters - is invaded by enormous tentacled creatures from the sea who are picking off the villagers one at a time. The inhabitants learn that the one thing the creatures don't like is alcohol, it makes people taste horrible, so they realize that in order to stay alive, they're going to have to get as drunk as possible.
Silly fun in the beautiful Irish countryside with a whole lot of drunken shenanigans, a fierce-looking alien, and a sweet love story on the side. Straightforward B-movie plot but terrific photography, excellent cast, and more than your money's worth in laughs. Bonus interest for sci-fi fans in quite a few references to classics of the genre too. All round great film that left us smiling and planning a holiday to Donegal next year. Excellent stuff. Should be available to rent but glad I bought it anyway. One of those you'll watch a lot just for the feel-good factor and, yeah, like I say, that absolutely gorgeous Irish countryside.
Certainly not worth buying - if iTunes ever releases for rent then ok for a quiet night in. Nothing more.
Good funny horror film - a classic
Another superb film like The Guard with great character acting and a great setting, I don't normally laugh at 'horror' scenes but I did with this! One of those films where you just feel the actors were enjoying themselves too as seen in the screen chemistry between them all. More films like this please!