Bodies Bodies Bodies Trailer

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

I have been waiting for this since I first read the story idea. I have been turning into the grumpy old curmudgeon who screams at the kids to stop destroying the grass in his yard, and then tells them not to go to the lake/campground/old mine/hospital/etc because of the curse/monster/killer. They never listen, and now I have a longer creepier story about the local legend. Like the old saying goes “You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain.” Well, now I find myself watching horror films and cheering for the killer. Freddy wasn’t killing those kids, he was relieving their parents of obnoxious money-sucking parasites. 

Sorry, I tend to rant in my old age, back to the movie. If you have been online or spoken to a certain generation that will remain nameless, you have heard certain things to excess. “That is not my experience. I’m feeling triggered, this isn’t a safe space.” You get the idea, we have heard them all. The generation who seemingly grew up steeped in pseudo-psychology with heavy doses of social media influencing each and every breath taken. This generation has been more self-aware and uncomfortably at the moment since their phones were pushed into their hands as a toddler. This movie is for them and what that inner monologue-driven boiling pot. A24 heard we wanted a slasher and they’re giving us one. This indie production juggernaut is behind iconic contemporary horror films like Hereditary and The Witch. 

The synopsis for Bodies Bodies Bodies goes like this:

When a group of rich 20-somethings plans a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

Rich kids with too much free time, too many drugs, and too many Instagram followers? Sounds like the perfect satirical mirror for our digital age. Not to mention that the trailer cleverly highlights the comedic use of phrases such as ”you’re triggering me” and “I can’t believe you’re making this about you.” I’m calling it now, I’m rooting for the killer. Unless the killer slaughters a shelter full of dogs, I have no desire for any of these kids to survive. 

The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, with Lee Pace and Pete Davidson. Director, Halina Reijn really does create something that speaks with a sharp satirical edge. Check out the trailer below.

This generation needs to learn to function in the world, you don’t need safe spaces, adult coloring books, cuddle pals, and tissue. You need to learn to drink liquor, manage anger, stress, and anxiety as you go to a therapist who is on the verge of retirement from all the BS she hears. Bodies Bodies Bodies arrives in theaters on August 5th. Enjoy kids.

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