Barbatachthian is a supernatural horror film released in 2020. It chronicles the story of Chester Zerum, a guy who works for a think-tank and finds his life, and his flat, subject to the whims of a nightmarish entity known as Barbatachtian... and something even worse.
Written, directed by and... starring Ian Austin, it was filmed in May and June 2020 for less than £100, and is now available to watch (for free) on Youtube and streamable on Indie Nation Network.
- Big Bad: Frederick Zerum turns out to be the real monster.
- foreshadowing: Chester messing about with his toy knife Its not so retractable later on.
- improv: a surprising amount given its the same actor playing multiple characters.
- Mr. Exposition: Professor Pickle is intended to be this, but seems more concerned about ranting about social media than actually delivering any plot useful information.
- The exorcism of Chester Zerum is a shout to to the exorcism of Jonah Hill from This Is the End which is itself a shout out to The Exorcist
- Chester and Frederick recap the events of Inception to each other, comparing it to their current predicament. Frederick claims not to have seen it, but also knows a lot about the film for some bizarre reason.