Writer/Director: Zach Cregger
Starring: Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long
The new horror film Barbarian is one of those that’s best to experience with absolutely no knowledge going in. So you may just want to come back to this review AFTER seeing the movie. The title “Barbarian“ is left pretty vague on purpose almost begging you to learn more about what it means in context to the movie. I’ll start by seeing we meet Georgina Campbell’s character Tess arriving at an Airbnb late one rainy night. It’s cold, dark, and the key is missing from the front lock. Come to find out it’s already taken by another renter, Keith, played by Bill Skarsgård. In true horror movie fashion, we’re led to believe something bad will happen between Keith and Tess. After all, Skarsgard did play Pennywise the Clown in the most recent IT adaptations. He’s nerdy, charming, and nice to her when she has no real reason to trust him. Tess relents and stays the night only to be woken up by her door opening and Keith having night terrors. That’s nothing that compares to the horrors that await once daylight hits, and Tess learns there are unimaginable horrors that fill this house.
Here’s my review