#Yesallmen Should Watch “Barbarian” This Halloween

Justin Long, making the same face I made when I realized Justin Long was going to be a major part of this movie. Image provided by Disney.

he most important thing I can tell you about Barbarian is that it anticipated my objections.

Barbarian is one of the most-hyped horror movies of the year. It’s currently streaming on HBO Max after a theatrical release in September. I assume it’s both old enough and widely available enough that I can include spoilers in this essay, but it benefits from surprise — the less you…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.