Is Barbarian Coming Out in September 2022?

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Now that people are starting to travel again, 20th Century Studios and New Regency have created a movie that will make people rethink about the places they're staying in. The new Barbarian movie is exactly that-- a barbaric thriller that will make you say NOPE to staying in an Airbnb home (for the meantime… at least).

So when exactly will this horror flick be released in cinemas? Here's what you need to know about this movie:

When Is Barbarian Release Date?

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Initially, the two production companies have set an August 31 release schedule for Barbarian. But due to unspecified reasons, the Barbarian release date has been pushed to September 9th. Historically, other hit horror films have also been released in early September. There's no reason behind this logic but it seems like this is a favored date for other horror movies like IT, The Visit, The Nun, and Insidious Chapter 2.

To mention, the new Salem's Lot will also be released by Warner Bros. on the same day as Barbarian.

Is Barbarian Coming to Netflix?

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At this point, there's no announcement yet whether Barbarian will be making its way to Netflix. But we don't see this as something impossible. It will probably just take some time before the movie gets ready for a release on any of the popular streaming platforms.

Barbarian Story: What Is It About?

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As written on the official synopsis by 20th Century Studios, Barbarian is about

"A young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked, and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest."

The movie is written and directed by Zach Cregger. This is a new project that brings the tandem of Bill Skarsgård and Roy Lee together again after IT: Chapter One and IT: Chapter Two. Skarsgård is also credited as an executive producer, together with Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Danny Chan, and Alex Lebovici.

Barbarian Cast: Who's in It?

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The cast of Barbarian includes the following actors:

  • Bill Skarsgård (as Keith)
  • Georgina Campbell (as Tess)
  • Justin Long (as Cale)
  • Zach Cregger (as Everett)
  • Richard Brake (as Frank)
  • Kate Bosworth (as Melisa)
  • Sara Paxton (as Megan)
  • Jaymes Butler (as Andre)

Is There a Barbarian Trailer Online?

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Yes! With the movie's release date nearing, 20th Century Studios has released a trailer for Barbarian.

The full trailer shows Tess (played by Georgina Campbell) arriving in an Airbnb rental in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Without a key for the property, Tess rings the doorbell and gets surprised when another guest named Keith (Skarsgård) answers the door. After much deliberation, Tess decides to stay the night and settle the double booking that the owners made in the morning.

In the middle of the night, Tess awakens to some strange noises. She heads down to the basement where she finds a rope sticking out of a wall, which reveals an underground room with Keith and another victim (played by Long) trapped inside.

They are then greeted by a voice of a narrator saying that this is a behavioral modification process that "might seem overwhelming. But with a little practice, it can soon become a pleasurable experience. This is perfectly natural."


You can watch the full trailer here:


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