THE ELDERLY * Spain * 2022 * Dir: Raul Cerezo & Fernando Gonzalez Gomez * 96 Min
Rosa commits suicide, which is the catalyst for the progressive physical and mental deterioration of Manuel, her elderly husband. Mario, his son, decides to bring him to live with his family, despite the fierce opposition of his new wife, who’s expecting a baby.
Naia, his teenage granddaughter, is the only one who trusts Manuel, whose dementia is getting worse and worse by the day. The family’s new living situation will continue to go rapidly downhill, until it literally becomes a matter of life and death, leading to a dramatic denouement, which will take place on the hottest night of the century.
“The Elderly (Viejos), the second feature film from Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez, the duo of Spanish directors who brought us the goopy sci-fi horror flick The Passenger (La pasajera) last year, is a mysteriously wicked horror that starts off as a tale of supernatural residency and influence on our grandparents. Hold on though, because Cerezo and Gómez have more in store for you – truly unexpected things” – Screen Anarchy
“… it’s slow-burn at first, as we get to know the characters. However, I can assure you that the final minutes are all kinds of craziness, […] the ending of The Elderly is just very intense” – Heaven of Horror
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