Whilst not a fan of the horror genre, Barbarian is a surprisingly effective chiller of a thriller as the airbnb rental is not what it seems.

It’s bad enough for Tess (Georgina Campbell – TV’s Suspicion, His Dark Materials) when the house rental proves to be double-booked, with Keith (Bill Skarsgård – It, Eternals) already ensconsced in what proves to be an almost abandoned, derelict neighbourhood of Detroit. Against her better judgement, she stays. Meanwhile, in LA, the owner of the house, AJ (Justin Long – Live Free or Die Hard, Going the Distance), needs to make himself scarce and decides to return to Detroit.

Whilst undoubtedly a tongue-in-cheek poke at the genre, written and directed by Zach Cregger (Miss March, TV’s Newsboyz) Barbarian proves to be simultaneously tense and humorous as the subterranean claustrophobia of suburban Detroit reveals its chilling secrets.

Rating: 57%


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