When you think of the typical whodunit mystery or thriller film, popular movies and franchises such as “Clue” or “Scream” may come to mind. With tense moments of knowing that there’s someone around you that you can’t trust, these films are designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. In the age where these popular franchises are getting new life, it’s always refreshing to have something new produced. “Bodies Bodies Bodies”, a slasher/comedy directed by Halina Reijin in her Englishlanguage debut, does a great job at introducing a new spin on a classic trope. The film takes place around a group of rich, college-aged kids who all meet for a small party at David’s (Pete Davidson) mansion. As the film begins, we are introduced to our main couple Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and Bee (Maria Bakalova). After establishing their love for each other, we are taken to David’s pool party, where we meet the rest of the friend group. After a night filled with tension, drugs, alcohol and a violent turn to a game called Bodies Bodies Bodies, bloodshed and trust issues ensue. Tense moments and lack of trust between the friend group makes the night’s events unpredictable. By the end of the film, we are wondering if anyone in the house is worth trusting A modern take on the classic whodunit structure, the film almost perfectly captures the life of Generation Z. With most modern films diminishing the younger generations to a parodic state with its over-thetop portrayals, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” humanizes Generation Z and doesn’t talk down on the things that are popular with this generation. It provides a funny insight as to how a 20-year-old would act in a similar situation, like this group’s and does so without making a mockery. As spooky season approaches, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a film that needs to be added to your watchlist. Funny and tense, this slasher is sure to satisfy any horror fan.
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