Now in theaters nationwide

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For many, “woke” culture has brought long awaited awareness to issues like racism, classism, and mental health. But for others, that same awareness has created more problems than it solves. This is especially true for the rich Gen-Z teens in the new horror comedy Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. The film is named after a dicey game that the self-aware high schoolers should have known better than to play on a dark and stormy night. As they all shelter together in a mansion from an incoming hurricane, their silly houseparty game turns into a murderous whodunnit. 

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is yet another creative, highly-charged thriller presented by A24. Premiering this Friday, the film is directed by powerhouse actress and producer Halina Reijn, and written by Sarah DeLappe. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Chase Sui Wonders, Pete Davidson, Myha’la Herrold, and Lee Pace. 

As it turns out, the well-to-do group of friends isn’t as solid as they believe themselves to be. For starters, Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) should have never suggested adding such a high-stakes game to a wild night already fueled by drinking and party drugs. In the game, all of the friends must draw a card. The person who gets the card with an “X” on it is the secret killer, and everyone must hide from them without recognizing who they really are. The murderer can only “kill” someone by touching them on the back, but just maybe they will kill for real. 

Recently,  we had the chance to sit down with Amandla Stenberg and Myha’la Herrold to talk about the film Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.  They gave us details about the film, the bonds that they have now with the cast, and told us who they wouldn’t trust if they played the game in real life. Just so you know, the keyword is Men. There are some scenes that were not included in the film, which was Amandla’s character losing it after being confident in the film. The conversation also included topics that surround Gen-Z and portraying the culture we live in.

What happens after the “X” is pulled is nothing short of pure chaos. Always used to holding each other accountable, the friends don’t know who to trust. Fingers are pointed. Secrets come out. There will be some crying. And there will be lots of blood. Amid all the twists and turns, you’ll just have to watch to guess who the real killer is. Choose wisely. 

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies now in theaters nationwide