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|Directed by||Larry Yust|
|Produced by||Marshall Backlar|
|Screenplay by||Howard Kaminsky|
|Music by||Bernardo Segall|
|Edited by||Peter Parasheles|
|Distributed by||AVCO Embassy Pictures (United States)|
Homebodies is a 1974 comedy horror film directed by Larry Yust. The film features a cast of veteran actors, including Ian Wolfe, Ruth McDevitt, Peter Brocco, and Douglas Fowley. The film centers on elderly residents resorting to murder to protect their condemned building.
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A quiet, elderly group of pensioners discover that their homes are scheduled to be demolished in order to make way for a block of flats. Their attempts to discourage the developers soon escalates from dissuasion to murder as they begin to rid themselves of both the developers and construction workers by any means necessary.
- Peter Brocco as Mr. Blakely
- Frances Fuller as Miss Emily
- William Hansen as Mr. Sandy
- Ruth McDevitt as Mrs. Loomis
- Paula Trueman as Mattie
- Ian Wolfe as Mr. Loomis
- Linda Marsh as Miss Pollack
- Douglas Fowley as Mr. Crawford
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Principal photography for Homebodies took place in 1973, on location in Cincinnati, Ohio. The film's cast was composed of veteran actors and actresses who, according to Daily Variety's report, "had appeared in nine hundred films, collectively, but were receiving top-billing for the first time in their careers". The film marked the second film production by the Cinema Entertainment Corporation.
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Time Out gave the film a positive review, complimenting the film's humor, well controlled tension, as well as Trueman and Gordon performances. Allmovie called the film "an unexpectedly haunting piece of work", complimenting the film's unpredictability, strong characterization, and direction. On his website Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings, Dave Sindelar gave the film a positive review, calling it "an engaging curiosity". In his review, Sindelar commended the film for its "offbeat and eccentric" premise, and wicked sense of humor. Sindelar also commended the film's acting, particularly Trueman's. Terror Trap awarded the film three out of a possible four stars, commending the film's acting, humor, feeling of urban decay, calling it "a heartwarming horror story". Not all reviews for the film were positive. TV Guide awarded the film 2/4 stars, calling it "a strange little shocker about a murderous group of geriatrics", although the reviewer commended the film for being well shot, and directed.
- Tom Weaver Double Feature Creature Attack 2003 Page 69 "... of his last features (to date) is Homebodies (1974), which has a cast of veterans (Ian Wolfe, Ruth McDevitt, Peter Brocco, Douglas Fowley, more) and a horror/comic plot about oldsters resorting to murder to protect their condemned building."
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- Sindelar, Dave. "Homebodies (1974)". FantasticMovieMusings.com. Dave Sindelar. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Homebodies (1974)". Terror Trap.com. Terror Trap. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Homebodies - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TV Guide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- Homebodies at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Homebodies at AllMovie
- Homebodies on IMDb
- Homebodies at Rotten Tomatoes
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