IFC Midnight Announces Release Date For Home Invasion Horror ‘Barbarians’

January 13, 2022

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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IFC Midnight announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to Charles Dorfman‘s directorial debut, Barbarians, whose script he also wrote.


The film’s all-star cast includes Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”)), Tom Cullen (“Downtown Abbey”), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), Inès Spiridonov (Section Zero), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education”), Tommy McDonnell (Starred Up), and Will Kemp (Reign).


“Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Barbarians sees couple Adam (Rheon) and Eva (Moreno) wake up in their supposed dream house on Adam’s birthday. Lucas (Cullen), a property developer and friend of the couple, arrives for dinner with his actress girlfriend Chloe (Spiridonov), to celebrate Adam’s birthday and the couple’s buying of the house. But secrets unravel over dinner, and when the doorbell rings the evening takes a nightmarish turn. As manners give way to madness, an ‘idyllic’ evening of celebration descends into a dark night of terror; and the group’s civilized dinner party turns out to be anything but.”


Charles Dorfman, Jason Newmark, and Laurie Cook produce on behalf of Samuel Marshall Films, with David Gilbery and Marlon Vogelgesgang serving as executive producers.



 “BARBARIANS is a brilliant character study with havoc-wreaking performances and an innovative take on the home-invasion thriller that continually serves to surprise. We’re thrilled to partner with Charles Dorfman on his directorial debut and his sharply written script that will remind audiences of the barbaric spirit within us all.” Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films, said.


Director Charles Dorfman added, “IFC Films has a strong reputation for partnering with fantastic filmmakers, so I am thrilled to partner with them for the US release of BARBARIANS. I couldn’t be more delighted that the film has found a home with their team.”


The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films Manager of Acquisitions & Productions, Adam Koehler with WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers.


Barabrains premiered at the 2021 Fantastic Film Festival. IFC Midnight will release the film in theaters and On Demand on April 1, 2022. The trailer should arrive soon.




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