From a curious narrative structure, barbaric It has become one of the most original horror films of the year, and its director, Zach Krieger, is noted as one of the must-watch names within the genre.
barbaricwhich hit theaters around the world this week, tells the story of Tess (Georgina Campbell), a young woman who travels to Detroit for a job interview and rents a house in a fairly tough neighborhood to spend the night. When he arrives on site, he discovers that the house has been booked twice on Airbnb and that a strange man (Bill Skargard) is actually staying there.
With clear references to Jordan Peele films and with whom Krieger Maintaining a great friendship, the film delves into racial tensions in the US and also with the culture of cancellation and the #MeToo movement, but without getting into the line and avoiding lecturing the viewer.
What is most intriguing about the film is its narrative structure based on several sudden leaps in terms of timelines and situations. This peculiar structure deflects the viewer and allows tension to be maintained during the 102 minutes of shots.
the way that Krieger He decided to tell the story very brilliantly and his name within the genre should be followed closely, since he has the potential to sit at the same table as well-known directors such as his friend Jordan Peele, Ari Astor or Robert Eggers, the great creators of the horror genre in recent years.
The truth is Krieger He manages to tell his story with conviction and unexpected risk, turning his film into a breath of fresh air in a genre that sometimes offends clichés and “jumping fear,” but he’s not afraid to mess with the most controversial issues of the day.
Although some things that happen in barbaric Feeling slightly arbitrary and at ease, Cregger manages to keep the tension going and generate many real fears while daring to defy the genre’s formulas and conventions.
We will have to closely monitor the director’s career to see if he is able to maintain freshness and originality in his next project. barbaric It is an excellent introductory message that will surely be among the best films of the year for fans of the genre and also for those who are not.
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