A new horror comedy from Halina Reijn can be garrulous to a degree, but it’s central mystery is a biting invitation with darkening, bloody implications.
Bodies Bodies Bodies has a game cast which includes Amanda Stenberg, Pete Davidson as well as Maria Bakalova and Lee Pace, a standout, however, in another in Rachel Sennot as a goofy podcaster, Alice.
The screenplay intends to lure with a menacing claustrophobia and foregoing, propulsive score at a stately residence on the eve of a hurricane. Suspicion and diversion are entwined with trauma and obnoxiousness under an added haze that could distance some for a while. When not being rather using and wry in ways that might draw a certain analogy to the enduring Scream franchise with it knowledge of genre lore.
But, the tension drawn from a titular contest with an ordained slayer of chosen victims has a way that surprisingly maintains interest even through a final reveal. It helps that the characters are nestled into the animosity that highlights current generational angst without really being pawns in a nasty, even wily battle that isn’t as confused as it could have been. As the frights and frailties emerge with braids, glow rings, and helmet light intact.