A moody old song sets the right tone for what actually is a vastly underrated and extremely fun horror gem. "Homebodies" handles about a group of old folks banned from their houses and forced to abandon their familiar neighborhood in order to make way for new building projects. The drama this type of events causes is real but the emotions and action taken by these elderly are, of course, far over the top and deliciously absurd. The last mind strong tenants of an apartment complex go on a merciless killing spree and make everyone who tries to exile them disappear. Before turning into a complete pitch black comedy, "Homebodies" has a quite tension level and even an unsettling atmosphere at times. As illogical and exaggerated the premise may sound, these old folks look far scarier than any other serial-slasher in a funny mask. The character development of this film is simply great. Every single one of these mums 'n dads is intriguing, like the spooky blind guy or the lady who still talks to her long-deceased father. There are a few nice and bloody make-up effects and an endless amount of efficient black humor. Near the end, the story regretfully (and maybe even inevitably) loses some of its terrific initial impact as the female lead, played by Paula Trueman, turns entirely senile. The whole film turns senile with her Still, "Homebodies" ought to get more praise and recognition from the cult-chasing horror fans! Recommended highly!
Comedy / Horror
Comedy / Horror
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When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the developers and the construction workers.—Jean-Marc Rocher
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