Zach Cregger Discusses That Scene Full Of "Tiny Red Flags" Barbarian

Zach Cregger Discusses That Scene Full Of "Tiny Red Flags" Barbarian

In an interview with Trevor Shand on the podcast, Zach Cregger talked about some of his deciding factors about the interactions between Tess (Georgina Campbell) and Keith (Bill Skarsgard).

A young lady traveling to Detroit for a job interview is buying a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked, and that a strange person is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there''s a lot to fear than an unexpected house guest.

Cregger spoke during a session with Campbell andJoe Long about his initial source of inspiration. "I found a book called The Gift of Fear, which he aimed at disabled people, and was promoting women to pay attention to these small small red flags. This is because you have the ability to express yourself when it''s not appropriate, or touching in a nonsexual manner that you did not. I just realized that I occupy a completely different psychic landscape than most women. It was a big moment for me

"I wanted to create a scene where I could include as many of those small tiny red flags into an interaction as possible," said the filmmaker. "It was an exercise for me to do late at night in my garage where I live, and it was really fun, and that was the impetus." I thought my point was, if I''m surprised myself, then I have to be surprising the audience. So let''s just see how it works, and this is the film that came out of it.

Barbarian stars Campbell, Skarsgard, Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, and J.D. Lifshitz from 20th Century Studios and New Regency. The film was directed by Cregger. Producers include Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Danny Chan, and Alex Lebovici. The film is now exclusively in theaters.

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