A party at a luxury villa gets out of hand as the mysterious death of one of the partygoers triggers a spiral of paranoia and unfortunate events. As a storm rages outside toxic emotions take center stage in this comedy slasher that satirizes Generation Z.
At first, the highly neurotic, smartphone-dependent Gen Z rich kids assembled for a mansion party in this frenzied American horror-comedy made me want the killing to start quickly. Happily that’s how director Halina Reijn wants you to feel. Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and Bee (Maria Bakalova) are a new girl couple whose arrival is begrudged by their host, David (Pete Davidson), his pretentious girlfriend, Emma (Chase Sui Wonders), Sophie’s ambitious ex, Jordan (Myha’la Herrold), and podcast queen Alice (Rachel Sennott) – but not by the one calm and quiet presence, Alice’s much older boyfriend, Greg (Lee Pace). A murder game gets real after a hurricane puts out the lights (and the wifi) and someone appears at a window with their throat cut.
Bodies Bodies Bodies review – winning Gen Z satirical slasher movie (theguardian.com)
Halina Reijn was born in 1975 in Amsterdam. She has worked primarily as an actress in theater and film, starring in Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, among others. In 2019, Reijn directed her first film Instinct, shown at festivals in Locarno and Toronto. Bodies Bodies Bodies is her second film and English-language debut.
2019 Instynkt / Instinct
2022 Bodies Bodies Bodies