Old People – Movie Review
Director: Andy Fetscher
Writer: Andy Fetscher (Screenplay)
- Paul Faßnacht
- Melika Foroutan
- Stephen Luca
- Anna Unterberger
- Daniela Galbo
- Eveline Hall
Plot: A woman travels home with her two kids for her sister’s wedding but finds herself defending her family against blood-seeking pensioners.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Old People starts when Ella (Foroutan) takes her children Lara and Noah to her sister Sanna’s (Kazis) wedding. The wedding is taking place at an old family home, that has many older residents. This has seen the nursing home overrun, with a shortage of staff.
On the night of the wedding, the world changes. The elderly rise up against the younger generations, as they go on a blood-soaked rampage through the village.
Verdict on Old People
Old People is a horror thriller that spins the threat of the undead, to the nearly dead with the elderly. It takes us down a path where a different motivation for violence to start. Showing the bigger picture of what has been happening to make the sudden descent become a nightmare.
This is like many fighting against the undead stories that we have seen, despite it not being against the undead. It uses that creation to show the relentless pace as the night unfolds, giving us an enjoyable edge-of-the-seat thriller. The film is brave enough to not let us guess who could make it out alive either.
Where to Watch: Old People is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – Old People is a relentless spin on the undead concept.