Slasher films are one of the staples of the horror film genre. And the latest movie, BODIES BODIES BODIES (2022), adds some hip and new things to the subgenre that may point directly to Generation Z and their ilk. Starring a lot of up-and-comers and including Pete Davidson, the movie is the latest from the distributor A24 known for such classics as FIRST REFORMED (2018) and MIDSOMMAR (2019).
Anytime is a great time for a house party. When a group of friends decide to have a “hurricane” party to wait out a storm, host David (Pete Davidson) invites a group of friends over to party it up. When they decide to play the murder-in-the-dark game Bodies Bodies Bodies, one of them is brutally murdered resulting in the rest becoming suspicious of the rest. Soon the body count rises and the party-goers have to make decisions that will determine if they live or die.
The film was written by Sarah DeLappe from a story by Kristen Roupenian. The script was brought to film by director Halina Reijn and stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, along with breakout star Rachel Sennott. Receiving very positive critical responses, the movie may have already become a cult classic. Listen to your co-hosts while live-in-person in Mystic, Connecticut discuss this latest slasher film.