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BILLIONThis is a lot of nasty late-summer fun to be had in A24’s current-time killer Bodies Bodies Bodies, a mix of gore and guffaws that aims to deliver the same poppy hit that Scream did in 1996 at a time when the genre was receiving an unexpected revival. But while recent hits like Halloween Kills and Scream 5 rely heavily on nostalgia, reenactments of old hits, stabbings and beheadings, Dutch director Halina’s English-language debut Reijn again raises the difficult question of whether there is anything real New related to the stalk-and-slash format most of us know, or perhaps so. After a nearly productive 95 minutes, the answer would probably be maybe?

Based on an original spec script by Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian and later dramaticly rewritten by playwright and playwright Sarah DeLappe, Bodies Bodies Bodies is a very old dog with a new trick. flashy on its sleeve. The setting is one that, pleasantly, relies heavily on the killer’s familiar ludicrous antics – a group of friends, a distant old house, a threatening storm – but there is a novel, if not entirely surprising, is the act that ultimately separates it from the crowd. I would say that once all the cards are played, it’s a movie easier to admire than to love, a trick to grudgingly applaud rather than cheer.

After another summer of uncomfortable public but still overly complacent moments of LGBT representation (see this! One hint! One yearning!), it’s a refreshing statement of intent to capture. begins with a long, close-up, complete tongue kiss between two women. As with many elements of Bodies Bodies, with no half measure of how it deals with its weirdness, the two gay protagonists move on to other gay flirting and gay manipulation throughout, one example Another horror genre was born. hug the weird characters of late (see also: Surname / Surname, Fear Street movie trilogy and M Night Shyamalan’s next). It’s a big trip for Bee (Maria Bakalova), the thrill of meeting new girlfriend Sophie’s friends (Amandla Stenberg), the two driving to the lavish mansion owned by the friend’s parents. Sophie’s obnoxious childhood friend is David (Pete Davidson). But they were met with disappointment by the group (Myha’la Herrold of Industry, Rachel Sennott of Shiva Baby, Generation survivors Chase Sui Wonders and Lee Pace) were surprised, embarrassed, and annoyed when Sophie showed her face, especially after she appeared to be unreliable in group messages…

But when the storm arose, lewdness took over, and the group drinking, smoking and snorting into an uneasy truce. The only one sober, after recently leaving rehab, the playful Sophie decided it was time for a game: Bodies Bodies Bodies. The rules of the game are simple: everyone gets a piece of paper, one is marked with an X, meaning they’re the killer, and then the lights go out.

It didn’t take long for bodies to begin to pile up into reality, but what gives strength to a familiar formula is an unusual grip on character, something that even killer movies don’t have. The best people don’t mind. In a genre where someone having a surname affects character development, there’s something here relative to a clearly drawn set, if slightly confusing and/or deeply impossible. believable, twenty reliable and stabbing as the death toll rises. The first trailer, extremely annoying, is something of a red flag, suggesting a movie that confuses buzzwords with satire (activated! Safe space! Gaslighting!) but the script is lighter and less mean. than implied. The movie doesn’t try desperately to provide any kind of social commentary/argument about Gen Z right now (the characters are just…is) and is much better for it, especially at a time when Too many horror movies are awkwardly taking place more than they can really handle.

DeLappe’s concrete and vibrant dialogue gets a further boost from one of the better choreographed groups in recent memory, with Sennott, the comic support really stands out without being over-the-top. , turning even lines into zingers (it’s just a rather boring Davidson who gives the useless guy notes, plays gratingly to retyping). A lot of the “cool” horror movies in recent years have been made with certain frost removal, as if the aim is to impress rather than immerse, so it was fun to see Reijn lean into the extremes of sinister circumstances with a location Agatha Christie would approve, and enough thunderous sounds to make us believe there’s a real storm raging around us. It’s only in the final act that things start to slow down, as we move on to the revelation that the film is ill-equipped to deal with, a twist that requires periods of suspense and tension because Reasons I can’t join. It relies on a moment of absurdist humor that ultimately doesn’t work for me, and the overwhelming feeling one is left with is emptiness. It’s convenient but significantly unsatisfying.

Whodunnits required a lot of moving parts to be expertly placed and played, and in the end, the script wasn’t as polished as it should be with an ambitious board like this. The game is a fun one, but you may feel a bit cheated when it’s over.

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