Zach Cregger’s horror film Barbarian is launching streaming services in time for Halloween.
The series will be released on October 25 on HBO Max. The digital release will occur alongside the Ultra HD 4k release, which will include additional scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and additional commentary, each kind.
Barbarian follows Tess Marshall (Georgina Campbell), a young woman who arrives at an Airbnb in suburban Detroit only to discover that the rent has been booked by a man named Keith (Bill Skarsgård). After weighing the options, Tess decided to spend the night, and eventually discovered a dark secret lurking in the house.
Formerly the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U’ Know, this marks the directorial debut of Zach Cregger. In Polygon’s Barbarian reviewwe note that the film is about the horror of discovering “where your empathy lies in the end” and is best viewed by people who don’t know what’s coming (so maybe avoid spoilers until then).
If you’re wondering what to stream on HBO Max in the meantime, Polygon has you covered: Every day in October, we’re launching a New horror movie recommendations in our horrifying 31 day countdown. If you’re looking to escape the horror before diving in Barbarianwe also managed but the movie is great and HBO Max originals that you can streaming on the service today.