Grumpy Old Monsters
“We have always loved the old monsters,” said Anderson, “and we felt it would be a wonderful, fun adventure to turn them into a sort of scary ‘Over the Hill Gang.’ There’s humor in this series for everybody, from kids to grownups.”
Created by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.
With no more villages to wreck, pyramids to bust out of, or victims to haunt, the monsters had no choice but to retire to the old monsters’ home. Life seemed easy enough, room and board provided and lots of time to rest in peace. What more could a monster want?
How about one last adventure? When land developers threaten to raze Castle Frankenstein, the classic monsters decide to bust out of the rest home to right one last wrong for all monsterdom.
From New York Time’s bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta comes Grumpy Old Monsters—a Where are They Now Doc seasoned with the light parody of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest served at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
For a bunch of folks who whither at sunrise, the twilight years for Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Invisible Man, Wolf-Man, and Mummy sees them stuck at… err… I mean in residence at Rest In Peace, a retirement care facility for mature monsters with special needs. Mummy has mice nesting in his bones and his bandages now cover a pot belly, Dracula smiles wistfully remembering his glory days while his infamous fangs float in a glass of polident and Wolfman does his best to battle male pattern baldness.
Meanwhile, the Van Helsings have gone into real estate, and their latest plan to rid the Earth of evil involves redeveloping Castle Frankenstein into Transylvania Shores, a luxury condominium complex.
Tiffany, the granddaughter of Doctor Frankenstein is one of the few visitors to RIP and is the monster’s ray of sunshine – but when her most visit brings the terrible news of the Van Helsings latest scheme—well its enough to raise the dead. Eager for one last hurrah and determined to stop the Van Helsings, our monster heroes break of the care home – uncreaking their old bones and dusting off their bat wings. They band together with the torch carrying soon-to-be evicted villagers into a lethal angry mob but soon will the weapons and frights of yore be any match for real estate contracts, zoning restrictions, and fine print? Heroes and villains are redefined in this hilarious, heartfelt vision of monster retirement.