The worlds of comedy and horror have collided in various ways over the years, the latest example being Barbaric, one of the most audience-pleasing genre efforts of 2022. While initial trailers delved into the premise of an Airbnb that’s double-booked, an all-new trailer shows how the character by Justin Long fits into the narrative, while also highlighting how many of the filmmakers involved in the project have brought far more comedic projects to life. You can check out the new trailer below and see Barbaric in theaters now. A streaming release date has yet to be confirmed.
“When you hit speed bumps on life’s road, sometimes all you need is a change of scenery. This fall, see Justin Long in the crowd-pleasing, heart-pounding phenom. Now in theaters” , 20th Century Studios’ Horror Twitter account jokingly described the trailer.
When you encounter speed bumps on the road of life, sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.
— 20th Horror (@20thHorror) September 23, 2022
In Barbaric, a young woman who travels to Detroit for a job interview books a rental house. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double-booked and that a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there is much more to fear than just an unexpected guest.
Currently sitting at 91% positive reviews on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the film is one of the highest-rated horror films of the year, with each passing week seeing it add to screens across the country. While it won’t be a financial success like more established franchises, the indie nature of the premise and minimal cast means it’s sure to become a profitable venture for the studio, if only because audiences want it. learn more about its various twists.
Despite the film’s critical and financial success, as well as its storytelling potential, audiences shouldn’t expect to see writer/director Zach Cregger develop a sequel.
“So there’s a big twist around the 40-minute mark and I’m still looking forward to that moment. It’s my favorite moment,” Cregger shared with ComicBook.com. “Barbarian 2, not for me. It won’t happen to me. Never say never, I might have an amazing idea tomorrow and go to the races, but I doubt it.”
Barbaric is in theaters now.
What did you think of the movie? Let us know in the comments or contact Patrick Cavanaugh directly on Twitter to talk about all things horror and Star Wars!