The Twist At The End Of Bodies Bodies Bodies Was Hiding In Plain Sight The Whole Time

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for "Bodies Bodies Bodies."

Get Rachel Sennott, Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Myha'la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, and Lee Pace in a room together on a cold, rainy night, and you have a wickedly clever whodunnit that skewers this friends group as viciously as they skewer one another. The sophomore feature from director Halina Reijn ("Instinct") is a hilarious Gen Z mashup of Agatha Christie and "Scream" that gives this wonderful ensemble a lot of room to stretch their comedic chops in addition to their actual chops.

Between the torrential downpour, the power outages, and the secluded mansion up in the mountains, "Bodies Bodies Bodies" features the perfect setup for a straightforward slasher about a group of 20-somethings trapped in an isolated location. But it quickly becomes clear that Reijn is much more interested in the psychological whodunnit conundrum of the hurricane party gone horribly wrong. When the truth of what's actually going on is revealed in the last scene of the film, it has you reflecting on everything you've seen before.

If you paid attention, however, the big reveal was literally right out there in the open for everyone to see.

Glowsticks, drugs, and overinflated male egos

Upon meeting the individuals that make up the eventual murder party, each character embodies an archetype of sorts, at least on the surface. No one falls into the trap of being flat-out caricatured. The group is harboring a collective facade of one another, which slowly deteriorates as the bodies keep piling up.

"Bodies Bodies Bodies" poses the question of what you do when you're trapped in one location with your supposed friends who aren't who they say they are. Reijn, in conjunction with Sarah DeLappe's tight script, does an excellent job of allowing the viewers to stew in the swelling anxiety that comes with being an outsider who's been invited into an established friend group, especially one where you keep on asking yourself how they've even remained friends for this long, to begin with.

Tension involving excessive drug use, infidelity, and toxic one-upmanship arises long before the game starts, which leads to mini confrontations that will ultimately provide each character with the internalized suspicion that any one of them could be the killer. Paranoia inevitably sets in when David is discovered out back with a fatal slash in his throat. The rest of the film sees the group literally eliminate members off the board until the only two people left are Sophie and Bee.

With the impression that one of them has to be the killer, a last-minute wrench is thrown into the night, providing "Bodies Bodies Bodies" with an awesome twist that was right in our faces the whole time.

The hilariously fatal TikTok hiding in plain sight

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" is the time-honored adage of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, and boy does that come into play in the last scene of "Bodies Bodies Bodies."

A phone mix-up leads Bee to accidentally grab David's phone, which was lying outside the whole time. Using his face ID to unlock the phone, the harrowed couple is shocked to learn that David's death was purely accidental. Earlier in the film, David is noticeably envious of Greg's ability to open a wine bottle with his folks' Gurkha sword, so moments before Bee sees him bleeding out, David makes a TikTok trying to do it himself. But his own brash impulsivity leads him to end up slicing his own throat by accident, which means there was no central killer and everyone is partly responsible for the hurricane party massacre.

The toxicity of this friend group is ultimately what did them in. It's safe to say that Sophie and Bee's relationship will probably shutter after everything that's happened, not to mention the incoming murder, if not manslaughter, charges heading their way. It's a hilarious doozy of an ending that leaves everyone looking stupid for not simply checking out their surroundings before turning the guns, kettlebells, and glass tables on one another.

But while the phone was right there for all to see, there's a crucial piece of the film's marketing that might have already clued you in that Davidson was the catalyst behind this wild night.

The poster tells you right up front

A marketing campaign, for the most part, usually tries to give you a general impression of what the movie is about without giving away important information upfront. Where would the fun be if the poster for any of the "Scream" movies directly pointed out who the killer was? Well, you might be surprised to learn that the theatrical poster for "Bodies Bodies Bodies" lets you know right away that Davidson's David is the lynchpin of this entire night.

Everyone else is holding up their illuminated phones except for Davidson, who is instead holding the Gurkha sword up to his face. Not only is it the same machete that he accidentally offs himself with, but it's placed around the same area where his fatal wound ends up. This poster is a brilliant example of blatantly laying out a spoiler that will fly over everyone's heads while making a cool easter egg for those who've seen the movie.

"Bodies Bodies Bodies" is now playing in theaters.