Barbarians Review



        Barbarians plays with audience expectations established by countless home invasion narratives of recent past. There are several different approaches to the horror sub-genre, and tropes that have developed from their repeated use. The filmmakers of Barbarians seem to realize this and utilize tropes from two different approaches in order to keep the audience guessing. The use of MacGuffins helps disguise the true motivation of the invaders but may also leave some audience members disappointed that the threat alluded to is nothing more than a distraction.