Barbarian (2022)

#17. Barbarian

"It creeps and crawls, until it hits you with a frying pan.  Casting you from one world to the next, building multiple worlds within a world, all within the real horror show that is Detroit, Michigan."

Boasting the greatest tonal shift of 2022, Barbarian is a striking entry into modern horror for first-time director and writer, Zach Cregger.

It creeps and crawls, until it hits you with a frying pan.  Casting you from one world to the next, building multiple worlds within a world, all within the real horror show that is Detroit, Michigan.

But the real greatness lies in it's control of tone.  Dark, endless tunnels feel ominous and horrific.  Brooding and layered performances from Bill Skarsgard and Georgina Campbell set the stage for an prototypical ominous film, only to be taken to another level in the second and third acts.

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