The first reviews of the new horror film Bodies Bodies Bodies are released – but what do the critics think? Directed by Dutch director Halina Reijn in the English-language feature film debut, it premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace and Pete Davidson.
The film, which has been praised for its comic satire, follows a group of wealthy 20-somethings partying at a remote villa belonging to one of their families as they are sheltered from a hurricane. However, the holidays are quickly taking a turn for the worse and things are starting to go very, very wrong.
We’ve put together what critics say about Bodies Bodies Bodies to give you an idea of what to expect from the dive in the movie.
“Imagine if the seven deadly sins were rich Gen-Z’rs and they had a party at home. Now at that party, imagine that each of them was tall, drunk and in such a turbulent and disconnected state they would not even know which planet This is what viewers can expect from Halina Reijn’s first English feature film, Bodies Bodies Bodies, which had its world premiere at SXSW 2022. Based on a short story by Kristen Roupenian and written by Sarah DeLappe, this film is about when seven people party in a mansion and find out what happens when their game gets out of control: they stop being polite and start dying. “
“Bodies Bodies Bodies is Halina Reijn’s second feature film, but it’s a veteran actress who puts the film on as a banquet of actors. There’s a message buried somewhere in it all – about how today’s twenties are obsessed with creating demons, often out of thin air, and tearing them down. . “
“Reijn indulges in many larger releases that give performers the opportunity to delve into the nuances of their characters and add a little edge to the horror scenes. “Bodies Bodies Bodies are incredibly scary. These details also enhance the film when its script turns out to be a bit unstable.”
“The cast is more than capable of this bizarre and exciting but deadly social experiment. They all play deeply flawed characters with varying degrees of radical interest. But it’s Sennott’s spontaneous Alice who steals the whole film. Alice, more than anyone else. “He’s trying to keep the peace. He’re also the character who is most sensitive to group thinking.
“It all comes together, primarily because Reijin creates a compelling mirror against the hyper-online audience. Her direction infuses this film with a striking originality, where relentless intensity and paranoid mood combine to scary extremes. The lighting, designed in collaboration with filmmaker Jasper Wolf (Monos) and the actors themselves rely on sparse lights from mobile phones and flashlights as they explore the killer’s vast mansion, chiaroscuro shades create a fascinating claustrophobic effect on the actor. “The escalator becomes a dark death trap, made even more creepy by the whimsical score. A car in the center of a hurricane winds becomes a short shelter. I also like the idea that without wifi, we would all end up in murder.”
Bodies Bodies Bodies has no release date yet. While we wait for it to reach our screens, take a look at our list best horror movies of all ages.
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