First Glance: “Barbarian”

The new trailer for “Barbarian” is full of moments that’ll have you constantly thinking “That’s a bad idea!”. Characters do some things that are absolute no-no’s in the horror genre. Yet the trailer still leaves a lot under wraps. Rather than tipping his hand, writer-director Zach Cregger keeps us wondering by teasing us rather than showing too much. I have no idea how the movie will turn out, but I do appreciate that aspect of the trailer.

The story goes like this: Georgina Campbell plays Tess who arrives in Detroit for a job interview. She gets to her Airbnb only to find it occupied by Keith (Bill Skarsgård). He’s as shocked as she is and immediately tries contacting the house’s owners. Unable to reach them, Keith invites Tess to stay the night until they can get things worked out. She agrees. Bad idea. Soon she learns the house is full of terrifying secrets and she’s caught like a rat in a deadly maze. I like the look of this. Does it have anything fresh and original to offer? That’ll be the big question.

“Barbarian” opens in theaters August 31st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

6 thoughts on “First Glance: “Barbarian”

      • It was on IFC back in the mid-late 2000s. It was lame as fuck. They had a sketch on Trent Reznor being a crybaby and it was stupid and not in a funny way. One of those guys also did a movie called Miss March and that was horrible.

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