Written and directed by Zach Cregger, the new film, BARBARIAN (2022), was released on September 9th, 2022 to general US audiences. The movie received very favorable reviews by critics and went on to gross $35.8M USD against a budget of $4M USD. With an interesting premise of a double booked AirBNB, the movie turns into something much different as it enters its second act.
Tess (Georgina Campbell) is in Detroit for a job interview. When she arrives at her AirBNB, not only is she surprised that the neighborhood is rundown, but the house is already occupied by Keith (Bill Skarsgard). With a convention in town and no rooms available anywhere, Tess has to decide whether to stay and share this home with a complete stranger or drive scores of miles away and try to find a room.
The movie is split into numerous acts, including a flashback, and even changes perspectives of leads. With a very dark mystery of the house, as well as the unknown backgrounds of the lead characters, the film leaves a dread that makes one ponder where the story will go. Dark Discussions takes a look at this very interesting film which includes Justin Long and Richard Brake in the cast and gives their thoughts.