‘Barbarian’: Acclaimed horror dominates the box office and conquers the TOP in the US
The acclaimed terror’barbarian‘, which has already achieved impressive 92% approval on Rotten Tomatoesdebuted at the top of the North American box office, with $10 million collected in its first weekend.
For comparison, the result represents more than DOUBLE the collection of the second place, ‘Brahmastra Part One: Shiva‘ (US$4.4M).
According to Deadline, the film should guarantee good stability at the box office – an effect caused by the lack of competition and great reception from critics and the public –, with projections indicating a total collection of $30 million In the USA.
Remember the critics’ reactions:
“O [diretor e roteirista] Zach Cregger stays ahead of the audience at all times, building a narrative full of surprises.” (Globe and Mail)
“The dark scenes in ‘Barbarian’ are not fun to look at, and your strong heartbeat will agree with that.” (Roger Ebert)
“Cregger introduces several genre clichés and turns them into real surprises. This production has a similar tone to the horror movies of the 80s and the Wes Craven movies of the 90s.” (New York Times)
“This movie is extremely fun. It’s scary and funny, in addition to presenting several surprises. The birth of a new cult classic.” (NYC Movie Guru)
“Cregger takes a sinister idea and turns it into a terrifying horror tale, taking audiences by surprise with each shocking twist.” (Paste Magazine)
“It’s a fun and unexpected journey. It doesn’t reinvent the horror genre, but it uses its clichés intelligently.” (One Guy’s Opinion)
Zach Cregger is responsible for the direction and script.
In the plot, a young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview, rents a house. However, when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is already being rented by someone else; a strange man (Skarsgard) is living in it. Ignoring her instincts, she decides to spend the night at the house, but soon discovers that there is much more to fear in the house than its unexpected guest.
The cast still has Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Kurt Braunohler and Jaymes Butler.
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