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Watch: Bill Skarsgård gets creepy again in ‘Barbarian’ trailer

Don't you dare miss a rent payment in this house.

If you thought Bill Skarsgård was creepy enough as Pennywise in It, wait until you see the Swedish-born actor as an unsettling “renter” of an oddly-inviting house. Earlier today, 20th Century Studios released the official mind-bending trailer for Barbarian — an upcoming psychological horror/thriller that looks to perplex the minds of its viewers and leave you never wanting to ask a random stranger for help ever again.

Directed by Zach Cregger, Barbarian follows a young woman — portrayed by Georgina Campbell —  who stumbles upon a relatively normal-looking house that she believes to be a type of Airbnb. That is until she discovers that more sinister antics are happening within the house’s interior. The star-studded lineup also includes horror veteran Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Kurt Braunohler, and Jaymes Butler in supporting roles. The official synopsis is as follows:

“In Barbarian, a young woman traveling to Detroit for a job interview books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked, and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.”

Additionally, 20th Century Studios has released the eye-popping official poster for the movie on their official Twitter account. The image depicts Campbell’s character standing at the top of the basement steps, bathed in an aesthetically-pleasing neon red tinge.

Barbarian is scheduled to be released in theaters Aug. 31.

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Fascinated by the art of journalism, Taylor Mansfield has been writing for over 10 years. In the present day, she lends her expertise as a Staff Writer / Editor for WGTC, tackling a broad range of topics such as movies, television, celebrity news, and of course… *anything* horror! Because wherever there is horror — Taylor isn't far behind. She has previously contributed to entertainment sites such as GamersDecide, MovieWeb, and The Nerd Stash.