Horror hit Barbarian is heading to Disney+ in January

Checking in with Barbarian? The horror hit is streaming on Disney+ from the 4th of January 2023.

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December 16, 2022
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The typical Airbnb experience is a mixed bag. You never know what you're going to get; missing linen, no WiFi or a host that hangs around for an uncomfortable amount of time (true story). Thankfully, there are more positive experiences than negative but when it's bad, it can be really bad. Barbarian is the 2022 horror smash hit that asks the question: just how bad could it be? What starts with a double booking opens the door for a truly blood-curdling bed and breakfast experience.

As with most good horror movies, the less you know about Barbarian the better; in fact, maybe skip the trailer above altogether if you want to avoid spoiling the terrifying (and occasionally hilarious) twists that Barbarian has in store. 

Here's how you can watch Barbarian in Australia. 

How to watch Barbarian in Australia

In cinemas now, releasing on Disney+ on the 4th of January 2023.
  • Barbarian is in cinemas now
  • Releases on Disney+ on the 4th of January 2023
  • No digital purchase or renting options have been announced
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Disney+ is ringing in the New Year with one of 2022's best horror movies, Barbarian. Currently playing in cinemas, Barbarian will be fast-tracked to Disney+ subscribers as soon as the 4th of January 2022. If you're not already subscribed, Disney+'s subscription prices recently increased from $11.99 per month to $13.99 per month. There's still no free trial but you can save over $25 with an annual subscription ($139.99 compared to $167.88 when paid monthly.)

Barbarian release date in Australia

Barbarian was first released in Australian cinemas on the 20th of October 2022; a short delay after the film's September release in the US. Barbarian is scheduled for home/digital release on the 4th of January 2023 here in Australia. 

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What is Barbarian about?

As mentioned above, there are far too many spoilers that would ruin the Barbarian experience, so we'll keep the details vague. All you really need to know is the setup. While travelling for a job interview, Tess Marshall (Georgina Campbell) arrives late to her booked Airbnb, only to find Keith (Bill Skarsgård) already checked in and unpacked. Initially freaked out (and rightfully so), Tess eventually warms to Keith and accepts his offer to share the house for the night. As for what comes next? Well, plenty of horror and some wicked twists that will keep you guessing. That's all you need to know. Enjoy your stay.  

What is Disney+

Disney+ is the premiere streaming service from the media juggernaut. It released in late 2019 and hit the ground running with popular original series like The Mandalorian and Wandavision, and has continued to pump out originals from its growing portfolio of franchises. After Disney's acquisition of Fox, Disney+ Star was added to the service, increasing the amount of more mature outings on the service from Fox's range of properties (Alien, Predator, Die Hard etc.) 

Disney+ costs $13.99 per month and doesn't offer the typical tiered plan structure of services like Netflix. Instead, it's one flat rate for complete access. TV shows and movies are streamed in 4K/HDR where available, downloadable for offline viewing and can be streamed across four different devices at once. 

Here's how Disney+ compares to other Australian streaming services

How does Paramount+ compare to other streaming services

Service
More info
Monthly price
Max. Video Resolution
# of streams
Rating
Available deal
NetflixNetflix
$6.99 (w/ Ads) - $22.99 4K 4
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$9.994K6
4 out of 5 stars
4
$13.99 4K 4
4 out of 5 stars
4
$25 - $35HD 3
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99 HD 1
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99HD1
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Logo for Foxtel NowFoxtel Now
$25 - $104HD 2
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
$8.99 HD5
3 out of 5 stars
3
Paramount+Paramount+
$8.99HD3
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
BingeBinge
$10 - $18HD 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
StanStan
$10 - $214K 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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