Monster of the Day #876

Saw this over the weekend, a very fun Irish film in the mold of Tremors. I can highly recommend it as a rare, fully successful modern day monster movie.

  • kgb_san_diego

    Oh, is this that one where they have to stay perpetually drunk? Someone remember the name for me — this needs to go on my Netflix queue!

  • Reed

    It was better than I expected, and is worth a watch. It’s a clever writer who can take a cliche like the drunken Irish copper and make an entertaining monster movie out of it. Speaking of cliches, the only thing I didn’t care for was the inevitable romantic triangle, and redemption of the hero because he’s a good guy who only drinks to mask his pain blah, blah, blah. I think they should have gone full guns with it; he drinks because he loves his whiskey, he was raised with whiskey in his baby bottle, and he’ll die with a whiskey in his hand! Also, some of the actors play a more, um, convincing drunk than others. If you know what I’m saying.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I usually have to be drunk to see something like that.

  • The Rev.

    I just heard of that one last week, but cannot recall the title.

    The monster’s fantastic-looking. I assume it’s CG?

    Comparing it to Tremors pretty much guarantees I’m watching it ASAP. Oddly enough, I found myself thinking of it last night for whatever reason, and ended up watching it again!

  • Flangepart

    That’s the title. Looks interesting, I’ll say,lad. Then I’ll have some Whiskey.

  • Gamera977

    Drunken Irishmen…. lovely…

    Do they shoot the monster to death with a potato gun???

  • Rock Baker

    I got something that looked like this in a box of Cap’n Crunch when I was a kid. I still have no idea what it was supposed to be.

  • Petoht