This Is Perfectly Natural. 4 / 5
Directed by Zach Cregger.
In town for a job interview, a young woman arrives at her Airbnb late at night only to find that it has been mistakenly double-booked and a strange man is already staying there.
Pulling you in with a false sense of security, Barbarian plays out like a tense drama before revealing its horrifying and surprisingly true form.
I managed to avoid Barbarian's secrets, the only thing I knew was to know nothing. This and with the biggest audience you can is the best way to see this (and really any film.) But this goes above and beyond with its crazy twists and turns to shock and scare audiences as it goes deeper into the unknown.
Zach Cregger writes and directs a modern horror that feels smart and refreshing and that isn't afraid to subvert expectations. With three distinct acts, my only frustration is that it doesn't fully stick the landing despite a confident start, falling into cliche and unoriginal territory that we have seen a thousand times before.
I can't wait for this film to haunt me the next time I rent an Airbnb…