Homebodies (1974)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This classy and creative low-budget thriller depicts an all-out war of attrition between a group of neglected, disgruntled senior citizens and the heartless city officials who evicted them from their Cincinnati low-rent apartment building, which has been tagged for destruction. Their campaign goes far beyond writing strong letters to their alderman -- they begin by savagely murdering the social worker who orders their removal (Linda Marsh, in a budget Nurse Ratched mode), then take a violent stand against any contractors who attempt to stray onto their turf. Tightly directed from a clever script, portraying its geriatric killers with wit and empathy but never shying away from shocking scenes of violence.

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aging, elderly, eviction, revenge, corruption, geriatrics, killing, veteran [military], homestead, building