2022 93 mins
“A thoroughly entertaining, deliciously twisted horror farce that demands to be seen with as big an audience as possible” – Matthew Turner, NERDLY
“A Joy to watch”– Valerie Complex, DEADLINE
“A dementedly fun time that’s just as mean-spirited with the horror as it is the comedy”– Meagan Navarro, BLOODY DISGUSTING
It’s not the end of the world as we know it, just a violent storm approaching, and at first, Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and her friends are feeling fine. They’re taking a break (though not really) from lives lived online to gather for a sex-drugs-and-rock-’n’-roll “hurricane party” at a middle-of-nowhere mansion owned by the father of the debauched David (Pete Davidson). Sophie has brought along her new girlfriend Bee (Maria Bakalova), whose apparent innocence makes her out of place in this nest of kidding-but-maybe-not-really toxicity. Then a game of Bodies Bodies Bodies gives way to an actual body count, and amidst the gory demises, the question becomes whether the survivors can let go of their animosity, determine who the real villain is, and make it through the night alive.
For these particular slasher-film characters in an isolated location, losing cell service doesn’t seem as dismaying as the absence of Internet access. BODIES BODIES BODIES
is a movie murderama for the social-media generation, in which plenty of emotional violence is meted out before and after the first corpse falls. As friends become frenemies and paranoia grows, director Halina Reijn and screenwriter Sarah DeLappe (working from a story by Kristen Roupenian) maintain a taut balance of uneasy tension and wicked humour, with the parts played and the delicious dialogue delivered at just the right pitch by a most enthusiastic cast. With Bakalova (BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM…
) serving as a solid point of sympathy (though she’s not immune from suspicion), this is a bash any fan of horror, thrills and snarky humour will want to attend—if only as an audience member. – Michael Gingold