Now that’s a title that grabs your attention!! SILENT BUT DEADLY, formerly known as HOTEL ARTHRITIS, joins the ranks of the sub-sub-genre of the nursing home-based horror-comedies. With this piece of information the title takes on a whole new meaning!!
SILENT BUT DEADLY is directed by Jason Lockhart, written by Lockhart and Jacqui Holland, and stars Dawn Wells, John Tartaglia, David Proval, Jacqui Holland, Dawn Wells (MaryAnn from “Gilligan’s Island”), and Ms. 1966 TV Catwoman herself, Lee Meriwether. Sweet cast. Check out the plot crunch:
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!
And considering the tagline is, “Somebody’s killing old farts,” kinda tells me this will probably be focusing more on the comedy than the horror, but that’s okay. I’m always down for a good comedy. If there’s a little blood and gore, even better. You can check out SILENT BUT DEADLY on Facebook and at their official website.
Now dig on the trailer: