A24’s newest upcoming horror film Bodies Bodies Bodies will be releasing in theaters across the county beginning on August 5. The new slasher film had its world premiere last month at SXSW, with the reviews being mostly positive.
Since Bodies Bodies Bodies appears to have some comedic elements as well, it will make a change from A24’s usually very serious horror, which has often divided the horror community. Films like The Witch, Hereditary and Midsommar are a lot deeper and more emotional than the standard horror flick, causing some fans to label them as boring or too slow (for the record, I found them to be amazing films, and much more frightening than most slashers).
X, which was also an A24 film, seemed to be more uniformly satisfying to fans of the genre. It had some serious overtones, but it was also fun and gory, plus it had that grungy 70s vibe to it.
Since theatrical release ticket sales were sluggish during the worst of the pandemic, A24 seems happy to be back in the regular swing of things again. The next horror release from them is Men, which is scheduled to make its debut in May of this year.
Bodies Bodies Bodies is about a group of wealthy 20-somethings having a wild and crazy hurricane party at the secluded mansion of a family member. When the partying starts and the electricity goes out, what’s a group of young adults to do?
They start playing a murder in the dark game called – you guessed it – Bodies Bodies Bodies.
After the friends start arguing and throwing out some secrets, one of them is brutally murdered. Trapped in a dark house with a storm raging outside, the film becomes a modern-day Agatha Christie style story.
Bodies Bodies Bodies stars Amandla Stenberg, Myha’la Herrold, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Chase Sui Wonders, Lee Pace and Pete Davidson, and was directed by Halina Reijn, a Dutch actress who also writes and directs.
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