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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Nolan winds up completely intoxicated after one beer and one shot of moonshine. The kicker: her BAC was only .02.

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: CantHoldHisLiquor:
** Fatally so for the grabbers, for whom alcohol is literally toxic.
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Nolan winds up completely intoxicated after one beer and one shot of moonshine. The kicker: her BAC was only .02.

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Nolan winds up completely intoxicated after one beer and one shot of moonshine. The kicker: her BAC was only .02.


* KickTheDog: When the male grabber realizes he can't eat Smith die to all the alcohol in his system, he just swats him into the air, killing him. Why? Well just because he can.

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* KickTheDog: When the male grabber realizes he can't eat Smith die due to all the alcohol in his system, he just swats him into the air, killing him. Why? Well just Just because he can.

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* KickTheDog: When the male grabber realizes he can't eat Smith die to all the alcohol in his system, he just swats him into the air, killing him. Why? Well just because he can.


* AlienBlood: The grabbers have blue blood. However the one in the lap vomits up red blood on the floor, although that was probably the blood of it's previous meal.

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* AlienBlood: The grabbers have blue blood. However the one in the lap lab vomits up red blood on the floor, although that was probably the blood of it's previous meal.

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* AlienBlood: The grabbers have blue blood. However the one in the lap vomits up red blood on the floor, although that was probably the blood of it's previous meal.


* AntagonistTitle

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* AntagonistTitleAntagonistTitle: The titular "grabbers" are alien blood-sucking animals that have laid siege at the town.


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** [[spoiler:When Paddy gets tossed away by the male Grabber,]] ragdoll physics aside, the fact that [[spoiler:his cadaver is highlighted by the moon as it passes in front of it]] resembles an iconic scene from ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial''.

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* KnightOfCerebus: The male grabber is genuinely threatening.


* ¨WeaksauceWeakness: High alcohol content in the blood, because of its dessicant properties.

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* ¨WeaksauceWeakness: WeaksauceWeakness: High alcohol content in the blood, because of its dessicant properties.

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* ManOfKryptonite: Anybody with a very high degree of alcohol in their blood is this to the grabbers. The major plan of the heroes is to make everybody drunk because of this. [[spoiler:And defied on the final battle: Paddy tries to taunt the male grabber into eating him because he's so drunk it could be fatal, but the grabber just flings him away and everybody else is forced to find another method to kill it and not get torn apart in the process.]]


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*¨WeaksauceWeakness: High alcohol content in the blood, because of its dessicant properties.

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-->''"Take your best shot."''

'''''Grabbers''''' is a 2012 {{Irish|Media}} SciFiHorror comedy film.

A small Irish town has run into a problem. You see, they're Ground Zero for an AlienInvasion. The aliens here are aquatic creatures with many tentacles that love to drink blood. However, they have one weakness: Alcohol! Luckily, this town may not have many things, but it has a well-stocked pub! As an unusually high tide comes in, the residents of the town begin the pub crawl of their lives...
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!!This film contains examples of:

*TheAlcoholic:
**O'Shea gets completely plastered every night. In fact, he's such an alcoholic that [[spoiler:the film treats him not drinking for one night as major character development.]]
**Paddy is such a drunk that the other characters are convinced that getting as drunk as he regularly is will kill them.
*AntagonistTitle
*BigBad: The male grabber acts as head of the colony.
*TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:The grabbers are destroyed in an explosion, except for a few eggs that were ignored. Last shot of the film is one of them hatching]]
*HostileWeather: The grabbers can only attack anybody on land if it's raining. Naturally, a gigantic rainstorm hits the village at the same time the creatures show up.
*MultipurposeTongue: The grabbers use their tongues both to capture their prey and drink its blood.
*OctopoidAliens: The grabbers are explicitly compared to vampire squids, due to being aquatic, tentacled creatures with blood-sucking tongues.
*OneWordTitle
*OurVampiresAreDifferent: These are aquatic, tentacled aliens who can't consume blood with a high alcohol content.
*ThePublicDomainChannel: ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' is shown playing on TV in one scene.
*ARoundOfDrinksForTheHouse: Our heroes get everybody good, plastered and grabber-proof by offering free drinks at the local pub for the entire night.
*ShoutOut
**O'Shea watches a lot of ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.
**When rescuing O'Shea from the male grabber, Nolan paraphrases the famous line from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', with an added helping of CountryMatters.
*VillainOpeningScene: The grabbers attacking a fishing boat.
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