• 2012
  • UK, Ireland
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jon Wright
  • Written by: Kevin Lehane
  • Cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey
  • UK release: 26 December 2012

On a remote Irish island, Garda officers Ciaran (Coyle) and Lisa (Bradley) discover that not only are aliens invading the planet but that they can be foiled because of their aversion to drinking blood contaminated by alcohol. Along with lazy stereotyping (Irish people as drunken louts) it’s a one-joke movie lacking tension.

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