Bodies Bodies Bodies

Tuesday usually brings some new films to streaming and this week was no exception. One of the new films available on Vudu today was the horror/comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies, directed by Halina Reijn, her English language directorial debut.

A group of friends got together to have a “hurricane party.” Everyone involved were well off and seemed to be full of privilege. When the storm hit, the group was inside the stately manor and decided to play a party game called Bodies Bodies Bodies, where one of them pretended to be a killer and tried to “kill” all the rest.

The game led to bad feelings among the group but things took a drastic turn when one of them turned up with a throat slashed. Suddenly the game took a turn out of the realm of fantasy and into reality.

Bodies Bodies Bodies was a clever film with a central mystery that was well developed and kept you unsure of who the real killer was. I will say, I had considered what turned out to be the answer to the mystery, but I was just not sure about a significant piece of the puzzle. Because of that I dismissed the possibility that tuned out to be the truth.

The cast did a solid job. The cast included Pete Davison, Lee Pace, Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott and Connor O’Malley. This young cast worked well together and brought some great intensity.

Of course, the characters involved in this movie are all just horrible people and not anyone who you would want to root for. Stenberg and Bakalova were the presumptive protagonists as a loving couple, but, even these two were questionable. I found myself hoping for the best for Maria Bakalova.

I did not find it as funny as they wanted, but I thought it was very dark and enjoyable. Bodies Bodies Bodies took the slasher genre and smashed the whodunnit genre together into a good time.

3.7 stars

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