What the Barbarian Director Thinks of the Wild Internet Theories He Read About the Horror Film

Barbaric resembles (and begins) with the simple premise of a woman who finds herself in a sticky situation when the Airbnb she books is already occupied by another person. In an optimistic gesture, she decides to spend the night. But there’s a lot more to it next horror movie than the trailer does, and the internet has already theorized what the real plot might be. Yes, Barbaric writer/director Zach Cregger reads your ideas.

When CinemaBlend spoke to Cregger about the movie, we first talked about the smart Barbaric trailer it won’t prepare you for the actual plot of the film. When asked if he was behind the misleading ad, here’s what the filmmaker shared with us:

I was invited to participate in the making of the trailer. I was very relieved that from the start Disney was on the same page as me, that they didn’t want to put spoilers in the trailer. They cut the trailer which is out there in the world. And I think that’s fantastic. If I had been on my own, I wouldn’t have made such a good trailer. So thank goodness they are pros at what they do. They know how to market this movie and I take my hat off to them and I think they crushed it. So yes, it’s rather spoiler-free. It’s funny, because a lot of people will leave comments on the trailer saying, well, you know, I know what’s going on. I promise you. You don’t know what’s going on.

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