If you want to watch something that has the vibe of I Know What You Did Last Summer or the Scream franchise, this is for you. If you want something that has the sass of rich high school kids, the likes of Clueless or Mean Girls, this is for you. Combined, Bodies Bodies Bodies is one hilarious albeit gruesome game across one stormy weekend. The twist, no one knows who’s playing the game or not.
If you want to watch something that has the vibe of I Know What You Did Last Summer or the Scream franchise, this is for you. If you want something that has the sass of rich high school kids the likes of Clueless or Mean Girls, this is for you. Combined, Bodies Bodies Bodies is one hilarious albeit gruesome game across one stormy weekend. The twist, no one knows who’s playing the game or not.
New couple Sophie and Bee are on their way to Sophie’s friend David’s mansion for the weekend. There’s a hurricane on the way, and they are ready to have some fun. Their welcome, however, is a little frosty when it’s revealed not only did they not know Sophie was coming, but they were also not ready for the drama she usually brings. But being sober, things may be different.
Drinking and smoking and whatever other drugs they’d brought for the weekend, the fun starts to turn when they play Bodies Bodies Bodies. The idea of the game is someone is the killer, and when the lights go out it’s a hide-and-seek adventure until someone is murdered.
The game loses its fun when they start to turn on each other, and it all becomes personal. Once that game has lost its momentum, they each take some time out. Things take a gruesome turn when Bee finds David dead with his neck slit.
They try to figure out who killed David whilst trying to stay safe with no phone reception, no power and no chance of going to get help. One by one, they are slowly murdered as they try to stop who they think the killer is.
With one epic plot twist, the movie comes crashing to an end. It’s the sort of movie you can try and guess how it’s going to end. But while you might get close, you probably won’t guess it exactly.
The beauty of this film is it has that classic-style teenage “who did it” feeling. But intertwined with all modern takes on Gen Z. The clueless understanding of rationale. The sass and the expected privilege. It’s these traits that not only make it hilarious to watch, like the scene where they are arguing about how they will act on their next move only to yell out “you’re silencing me”. Its these interactions that make it fun while trying figure out who the murderer is.
The film is simple. Simple in the fact it’s all in one location, it’s for the most part using flashlights and it’s all one cast of 7. The viewer doesn’t have a chance to be distracted by anything other than who did it and the hilarious or interesting interactions between each character. This opens up the chance for the actors to really have some fun with their characters, which they do, and make them bigger than life.
Pete Davidson leads the cast as David and brings his usual energy. There were some interactions early on that absolutely captured the comedy style he does best. “Well, I just look like I f***. You know what I mean? I look like I f***. And that’s the vibe I like to put out there”.
Overall, Bodies Bodies Bodies doesn’t break the mould of the comedy-horror genre. And that’s perfect for this film. It’ll have you laughing out loud whilst wondering who did it and if anyone will survive at all. If you go into this expecting nothing, you will love it. That’s all this film is and that’s exactly what makes it.