View Poll Results: Barbarian (Zach Cregger)

7. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yay

    6 85.71%
  • Nay

    1 14.29%
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Barbarian (Zach Cregger)

  1. #1
    A Platypus Grouchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Barbarian (Zach Cregger)

  2. #2
    A Platypus Grouchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Wow, who knew Zach would turn out to be such an exciting filmmaker. Barbarian is built upon a series of blatant red herrings and toys with the audience's familiarity with Horror movie tropes and even real life prejudices. It's one of those movies that are difficult to discuss without spoiling and worth going in completely blind. The trio of actors is pretty amazing and I don't know if this is deliberate but Skarsgard looks a little bit like the great, late Trevor Moore here.
    Last edited by Grouchy; 10-11-2022 at 03:28 PM.

  3. #3
    Guttenbergian Pop Trash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    The Yay Area
    Between this and Pearl, been seeing some great original horror movies lately. There's some influence of Parasite here (and both of them are influenced by The People Under the Stairs), and a number of disparate, hot topic How We Live Now threads, but I think this script is real spicy. Like if someone gave me an assignment and only told me "AIRBNB horror movie" I don't think I could come up with a script this good. It's pretty mean to the characters in an IDGAF way, and all of the topics of race, class, gender, sexual violence, etc. are woven into a nasty little thing that I find better at this type of stuff than any number of award winning, sanctimonious prestige message movies. I actually thought the very end was going to be even meaner in the direction it was headed in, and kind of wish it went there, but still pretty gnarly.
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    Top Gun: Maverick - 8
    Top Gun - 7
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller - 8
    Crimes of the Future - 8
    Videodrome - 9
    Valley Girl - 8
    Summer of '42 - 7
    In the Line of Fire - 8
    Passenger 57 - 7
    Everything Everywhere All at Once - 6

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Shakier the more it widens the scope, feeling more random and inviting horror-movie questions that had been sidestepped at first by the initially narrow focus. It makes for a fun, at times very funny curveball structure that keeps the audience off balance though. The cast is excellent and director Cregger has some serious horror formal chops that makes it so unnerving and gripping scene-by-scene, to the point that I don't even mind the ridiculous logic of that initially confusing climatic "jump" that much because he has me in the batshit escalation of that moment. 6.5/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
An forum