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BoulderLight, Production Banner Behind Horror Hit ‘Barbarian,’ Signs First-Look Deal With New Line (Exclusive)

BoulderLight Pictures, the prolific but under-the-radar genre production banner behind last year’s surprise hit Barbarian, has signed a first-look deal with New Line Cinema. The pact occurs on the heels of a milestone deal with New Line and Barbarian filmmaker Zach Cregger for a new feature project — titled Weapons, and fast-tracked to begin shooting […]

New Line Wins Intense Auction for ‘Weapons,’ the New Movie From ‘Barbarian’ Filmmaker Zach Cregger

The buzz had been building for more than two weeks. A new project from Zach Cregger, the out-of-nowhere filmmaker behind the cult horror hit Barbarian, was coming. There were offers sight unseen, some even hitting eight figures, before the project was taken to market. Producers were calling Cregger’s representatives, begging to be involved. No dice. […]

8 Movie Composers on How They Capture Terror and Tension

If this year’s horror movies are any proof, what you hear can be just as or even more terrifying than what you see. That’s thanks, in part, to a film’s composer, who has an explicit ability to take both the social, physical, metaphorical and even unnatural and uncanny elements of a story and turn them into […]

Why ‘Barbarian’ Filmmaker Zach Cregger Included THR’s Kim Masters in New Horror Pic

Judging from the trailer, or the poster, Zach Cregger’s Barbarian seems to follow a classic horror movie premise, updated for the tech age: A young woman checks in to an Airbnb in Detroit, only to find a man — and assorted terrors — waiting inside. But that’s just a fraction of the story. Halfway through […]

‘Barbarian’ Filmmaker Zach Cregger Pulls Back the Curtain on the Film’s Many Secrets

[The following story contains spoilers for Barbarian.] In his first solo outing as writer-director, Zach Cregger knew he had to make Barbarian count. He’d worked for over a decade to get back into the director’s chair, and he faced all kinds of obstacles along the way. From countless rejections to the tragic death of his […]

Box Office: ‘Barbarian’ Crashes the Gate With $10M Opening

The new horror movie Barbarian overperformed at the domestic box office, where it won the weekend with $10 million in ticket sales from 2,340 theaters. That puts the well-reviewed film far ahead of an expected $5 million to $6 million opening. Still, the post-Labor Day weekend was more quiet than usual. Not to mention, most […]