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Homebodies (1974)

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 ... See full summary »

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Mr. Blakely
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Miss Emily
William Hansen ...
Mr. Sandy
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Mrs. Loomis
Paula Trueman ...
Mattie
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Mr. Loomis
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Miss Pollack
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Mr. Crawford
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Construction Boss
Wesley Lau ...
Construction Foreman
Norman Gottschalk ...
Apartment Superintendent
Ireene Webster ...
Woman in Floppy Hat
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Construction Worker
Michael Johnson ...
Policeman
Alma Du Bus ...
Apartment Superintendent's Wife
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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. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Paula Trueman did chin-ups at her audition for the filmmakers to prove she was in good enough condition to act in the movie. See more »

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Sassafras Sundays
Music by Bernardo Segall (as Bernardo Segáll)
Lyrics by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (as Jeremy Kronsberg)
Sung by Billy Van
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Somewhat sad and nihilistic horror comedy.
9 May 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The premise of "Homebodies" is certainly unique:a bunch of old people don't want to leave their apartment complex so they start murdering anyone who tries to force them to leave.This weird little shocker is one of the most underrated horror movies of early 70's.The main characters are well-played and very believable and the murders are quite shocking in its viciousness.The cast includes veteran character actors including Ian Wolfe and Ruth McDevitt from "The Night Stalker" and "The Birds".The killings include stabbing to death with a butcher knife and encasing one victim in cement.Construction workers are also mysteriously dying on a construction site.One of old ladies named Mrs. Loomis resolves to tell the police everything,but Mattie kills her by bashing an urn containing the ashes of Miss Emily deceased husband over her head.Very grim and darkly funny "Homebodies" is a must-see for fans of 70's American horror.


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