I think we can all agree that there haven’t been enough nursing home-based horror-comedies lately. The sub-genre is basically barren aside from Bubba Ho-Tep; however, the upcoming Silent But Deadly is ready to drop some more horrific retirement palace humor on you.
Originally titled Hotel Arthritis (which is a pretty hilarious handle in its own right), Silent But Deadly has grabbed this new name, redesigned its movie poster (see below), and even shot a new trailer (see below as well…probably should have told you it was down there when we told you about the poster…sorry).
The cast of this film is absolutely wonderful, including Dawn Wells (MaryAnn from “Gilligan’s Island”), John Tartaglia (Broadway’s Avenue Q), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman from the 60’s “Batman” series), David Proval (Richie Aprile on “The Sopranos”…how’s your chest, Richie?), Martin Kove (played the sensei of the Cobra Kai in the original Karate Kid)…are you kidding me? And the list goes on! Bruce Vilanch, Rip Taylor, Shawn Harrison, Robert Towers, Camille Saviloa, and Jacqui Holland. The film was directed by Jason Lockhart, who co-wrote the film with Jacqui Holland.
Somebody is killing old people. The weapon of choice: a secret. They are being offed by a masked killer who stalks the halls of the small retirement community in which they live. The story opens with a terrifying murder, creating space on the waiting list for Rose to move in. Upon Rose’s arrival, she is taken on a tour of the grounds by the quirky, asexual manager named Dale.
The odd and brightly colored characters continue to pop up as Fanny, her Jewish gossiping neighbor, introduces Rose to “the gang.” The routine of daily life is all stirred up at the moment. People are disappearing, chaos is erupting, there’s talk of a ghost, and to top things off, there’s an STD outbreak! As terror rises throughout the building, the fear of who’s next and who the killer may be, continues to grow. We find ourselves in the game of whodunit? Is it Desperella, the ground’s custodial manager? Is it Kitty the sexy candy striper? Or Zeke, her punk rock boyfriend? Maybe it’s one of the elder folks suffering from dementia or seeking some sort of revenge… Full of laughs and full of scares – you’ll be on the edge of your seat from the moment you enter the world of Lake View Retirement Home: The place where people come to live…until they die!
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