Bones and All is being described as a coming of age horror film. It is based on a book by the same name by Camille DeAngelis. The film stars Timothée Chalamet in one of his first big horror roles. The film is being directed by Luca Guadagnino. That director is mostly known for his recent re imagination of Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake was a beautiful one. It did a fantastic job of telling the tale of witches in a quite diffrent way. He also managed to add a gnarly and vicious ending that pushed the violence and gore to another level. Anyone doing things the gory way are friends of ours.
That’s why its great to see Guadagnino taking on Bones and All. It appears that he will once again rely on style and intense violence in order to push the narrative along and we are incredibly here for that.
The story follows a young girl named Maren (Russsell) who has a secret desire to kill and eat people who cross her path. She meets a loner named Lee (Chalamet) on the fringes of society. The two immediately find a sort of uneasy comfort with each other. The two take a hellish thousand mile journey that takes them through the hidden and dangerous backwoods of Ronald Regan’s frenetic America. The journey becomes a search for who each of them really are with often shocking and bloody results.
Bones and All has been rated R for strong, bloody and disturibing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity.