Early Reactions to ‘Barbarian’ Praise It as the Year’s Twisted Horror Film

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Barbaric is about to hit cinemas and it seems like good news for horror fans as early reactions are pouring in on social media.

Actor-director Zach Cregger’s first foray into horror is shaping up to be a solid entry into the genre. Premiering at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, it’s coming out at the end of the week, and those reactions should give a lot of hope to those looking for spooky entertainment for the season.

The public took to Twitter and compared it to the likes of Evil Dead 2: Dead in broad daylight, Screamand The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

evil Dead redo and don’t breathe director Fede Alvarez praised the film, calling it “a rare film that hits all the right notes” in a tweet, before describing it as “so much fun”. Other viewers described it as “absolute madness” as many encouraged people to buy tickets and watch them in a packed cinema.

Horror seems to be in full swing again as original ideas begin to be pushed back into the mainstream. Perhaps due to franchise fatigue, people like Ready or Not, Midsommar, Hereditaryand The witch seem to be fan favorites over covers of Friday 13 and Nightmare on Elm Street.

It’s a great start to a spooky season that will also see the release of the potentially franchise-ending film. Halloween endsand a myriad of originals coming to Netflix and other streaming services.

Barbaric is slated for a full theatrical release on September 9.