The upcoming horror-thriller Barbarian, from 20th Century Studios, has debuted an official teaser. It will hit cinemas on August 31.
View the official poster and trailer below:
In the first scene of the trailer, Tess (Campbell) arrives to her Airbnb in a suburban area on a wet night without knowing how to enter the home. The young lady knocks on the door and a man called Keith (Skarsgård) replies, telling her that he is now renting the house despite though she had reportedly reserved it a month before. With an old-fashioned romantic tune playing when Tess chooses to stay in the house with Keith, it appears as though this may possibly be a meet-cute that launches a romantic comedy. Until Campbell’s character wakes up in the middle of the night to odd footsteps and Keith is nowhere to be found.
Tess quickly makes the decision to investigate the house’s basement, where she discovers a weird back door that requires a rope to open. As the film progresses, Tess discovers other people—together with Keith—trapped in a kind of underground jail in the basement. Towards the end of the trailer, a creepy voice-over starts with a robotic female voice saying, “This procedure could appear overwhelming.”
Barbarian was written and directed by Zach Cregger. Cregger is a comedian, actor, and director best known for co-creating and starring in the legendary sketch comedy program The Whitest Kids You’ve Ever Met. Producers Yariv Milchan, J.D. Lifshitz, Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, and Yariv Milchan are also on board, while Skarsgård joins starring as well as being an executive producer.