‘Barbarian’ Ending Explained: Barbarian has been released on HBO Max recently and the film is not a good suspense thriller but also touches upon human behavior as well. Writer and Director Zach Cregger managed to do a brilliant job in giving us a lot of things infused into one complete film which is commendable.

The film moves in 3 timelines, one of Tess, the second of AJ Gilbride both of these in present and then of Frank, which moves in the past for the viewers to get some understanding of when it all started and get some backstory on what exactly is “The Woman”.

Frank is the owner of the house that now belongs to AJ Gilbride i.e., 476 Barbary, Detroit. We see him going to the supermarket to get supplies for a home birth but when he arrives in his home, we hear screams. Before he arrives at home, we see him following a woman to her house and then going inside disguised as a DWP Worker and unlocking the window. Why did he do that? Well, if you looked closely at the tapes there’s one titled “Gas Station Red Head”.

Well, from the screams and the footage’s audio that AJ played and showed extreme disgust afterward, its quite clear that the man kidnapped those women and held them captive in his basement and r@ped them. Not only that, breeding those women and then making babies with their babies and then repeating the same process with their babies. Why did he do what he did? We do not have that specific answer but Frank was a man with a sick mind and that was what gave him pleasure.

He used to do that in the room just outside the entrance of the tunnel which had a mattress and a bucket that was used for the excretion processes. The camera was there as well to shoot what torture he does to the women and kept those tapes with himself with a TV in front of him after he’s bedridden.

Watching those videos repeatedly, the torture he’d done to the women is what gave him pleasure and that makes him the Barbarian the film shows.



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