Meeting new people is difficult. No matter who it is, or where it is—you don’t know what to expect, the stakes feel high. Halina Reason Tells us all about the dangers of meeting your new partner’s friends in a horror comedy Body body bodiesacting Rachel Sennett, Lee Pace, Pete Davidson, Power Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Chess Sui WondersAnd Maiha’la Herold. Obviously, when you look at yourself in the mirror when you go to the bathroom, you meet people in the other room whispering about you and wondering if you’re talking right isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you with an already tight-knit group of friends. introduced You can always kill them on a Tinder date with a kettlebell! We’ve all been there! And to think, you brought a homemade gift!

Rain’s second feature film centers on a group of Jenners who gather for a “Hurricane Party” at a house owned by David, the protagonist and eyeliner master Sophie’s childhood best friend. Sophie arrives late to the party with her new girlfriend Bee. He is ready to face his longtime friends after a mysterious hiatus from both the groupchat and their real lives. His appearance shocks the group and the tension between the 7 is immediately apparent. What follows is a chaotic breakdown of the group as they search for a violent killer in the house. Soon, they turn on each other, taking the audience for a wild ride as the slasher comedy twists and turns on screen.

A deadly game

As the lights flicker and the wind rattles the windows, the group starts partying hard, really hard. Drugs, alcohol, passive-aggressive stares. The party progressed and intensified throughout the night. Meanwhile, the storm outside is getting worse. As the excitement dies down, they decide to play a game- Bodies Bodies Bodies.

The rules are as follows: A player is designated as the killer by receiving a paper marked with an X. Once everyone is aware of their roles, the lights go out. The group then scatters, moving away to avoid the killer. The killer “kills” someone and the body is left to be discovered. Once the body is found the players notify each other and turn on the lights. The “body” must remain where it is, and the group will reconvene to investigate. “The body” cannot help during the investigation. The team then decides on the killer and accuses them. If they are right, the killer must confess.

Along the journey

Much to the chagrin of my fellow movie buffs, I really, really enjoyed this movie. It was the mix of the crowd (excited NYU students in fashionable pajamas) and their reactions throughout the 95-minute runtime, the score and soundtrack and the sheer thrilling silliness of it all that brought it all together for me. I’ve seen several failed Gen-Z pandering movies (a la not right) and I admittedly was expecting nothing more than poorly executed stereotypes and annoyingly out-of-touch “Hey fellow kids” commentary. Instead, I was presented with a film that I both hoped for and dreaded. This movie is delightfully gory. , is terrifically funny, and has a killer plot filled with twists and turns that show just how sinister not reading groupchat can be.

With every tragic death and every burning secret that comes to light, the true colors of each member of this upper-class, Internet-savvy group are shown in a way that drives the story forward and makes the characters more real and compelling. This group of podcasting, Tiktoking, fashion-forward 20-somethings see more than just betrayals, false backgrounds, hidden agendas and unspoken angst. The post-mortem revelation of Pace’s “too old to be here” character as a vet, not a veteran, was the moment I knew we were in for a treat and I wasn’t disappointed. I was hooked, and I strapped myself in for what was sure to be a wild ride.

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“He’s a cotton moon! That says a lot!”

There are a few widely appalling clichés here and there. Pushing it a little further would have ruined the film for me, but I’ll forgive it for the effort. When the serious moments came around, they were incredibly well done. I leaned on the edge of my seat as the team slowly picked up the Diet Cokes one by one as they scoured the vast property for the killer. When the team realizes that the killer was the tragic situation all along, they do a body count of their own.

I can’t say I was expecting that as a viewer. I had doubts about who the killer was throughout the film. The director clearly wanted us to see Jordan as the obvious choice for the killer. For me, it was his aggressive personality and clear vendetta against Sophie. However, over time she is revealed to be just as scared and confused as the rest of the group. The mention of an unseen character with a bone to pick with David felt like a red herring. Fortunately, it was. I was internally begging this movie not to give me a bad and expected ending, and it didn’t. As the team narrowed, I wondered if we’d get a Final Girl slasher film. Then, when the grand reveal happened, my jaw dropped along with the other theatergoers.

From outrageous endings to turbulent interpersonal conflicts, Body body bodies Makes the audience laugh, gasp and cringe. A24 is now more popular than ever and they rarely disappoint. I hope to see more actors like Sonnet in mainstream films, and I’m sure others will say the same. Includes upcoming hit lists from production companies the pearlA prequel to the hit horror film X That came just a few months ago. When it comes to horror, companies like Blumhouse fall behind production companies like A24. dead body dead body A film I wouldn’t hesitate to watch again. I hope more people get to experience it in theaters. So, the next time you go to meet a new group, watch your back—and don’t play with any swords.