Barbarian is a perfect set up for a great deal of terror, and in a horror film, Barbarian appears to be removing the concept for its creepy premise. Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror) is a renter, while Bill Skarsgard (It) is a renter and the person who is either the source or the victim of something terrible.
Campbells character travels to Detroit for a job interview and knocking on the door of the rental house she''s expected to stay in. To her surprise, the character opens the door and the pair discover that the property was double booked. Skarsgards is certainly a little odd, but she agrees to stay in the house until the morning. But things happen.
The movie has a whole spectrum of possibilities, including running, exploring by phone flashlight, as well as some blood and general screaming. The film is planned to be released in theaters on August 12, but it is still possible to make some tweaks.
While the trailer itself is good, its references are a little worrisome. For example, why is Justin Long in this trailer for two seconds, cowering on a concrete floor with a flashlight in his hand? Its either a great red herring or a surprise moment for his fate. The trailer also boasts that it''s from a producer of It and a executive producer of The Grudge, which is pleasingly and convincingly specific.
Zach Cregger of Whitest Kids UKnow writes and directed Barbarian. While Cregger has never directed a horror project before, Jordan Peele (Get Out, Nope) proves that the transition from sketch comedy to horror can work out pretty well.