Horror Film ‘Barbarian’ Release Bumped Back To September

by Thomas Tuna

This is one barbarian who didn’t want to see you sweat.

Barbarian–a new horror flick from 20th Century Studios and New Regency–had been slated for an Aug. 31 release date, but was rescheduled this week for a Sept. 9 theatrical debut, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

No reason was offered for the change, but many studios prefer to release horror movies in the fall–especially around Halloween season–so this move comes as no great surprise.

Barbarian–written and directed by Zach Cregger (Miss March)–follows a young woman (Georgina Campbell), who travels to Detroit for a job interview but, when she arrives, the house she has rented is double-booked, according to the synopsis.

That’s when things get weird. It seems that “a strange man (Bill Skarsgard) is staying there and, against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening. She soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.”

The film–produced by Roy Lee (The Ring and The Grudge)–also features Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers), Matthew Patrick Davis (Dwight in Shining Armor), Richard Brake (Rob Zombie’s upcoming The Munsters), Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick) and Jaymes Butler (The Man with the Camera).

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Barbarian.


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