Doane Gregory
Kate Ward
September 11, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

STARRING Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody
WRITTEN BY Diablo Cody
DIRECTED BY Karyn Kusama

Megan Fox likes it rough. Just ask Amanda Seyfried, who spent several long days on the set of Jennifer’s Body with her thighs wrapped around the Transformers star for a fight scene. ”I had bruises between my legs from her hips,” says Seyfried. ”It’s unbelievable how much pain I was in.” Such are the consequences of a face-off with a cannibalistic she-demon. In the drak comedy, Fox plays Jennifer, a possessed flag-team captain who seduces her male classmates — right before eating them alive. Seyfried plays Needy, a nerdy friend of Jennifer’s who tries to stop the bloodshed. It’s hard to imagine that such a horrific concept could come from the same mind that dreamed up the friendly, kooky teenage world of Juno: screenwriter (and EW columnist) Diablo Cody. ”After Juno came out, people were like, ”Thanks for portraying teenagers as good people,’ ” Cody says. ”And I’m like, Well, I’m undoing all of that overnight with this movie.”

Let’s just say Jennifer’s Body has enough blood to fill gallons of Sunny D jugs. Yet surprisingly, Cody drew on personal experience to craft this teenage hell: She was inspired by a romantic rivalry from her high school days that she says temporarily transformed her into ”a bitch.” ”I thought, What’s scary to me?” Cody says. ”Zombies? Not that scary. Ghosts? Not that scary. And then I was like, Teenage girls? Scary as hell.”

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