In a moment straight out of a horror movie, TikToker @kitmonstaa and friends reportedly discovered their Airbnb came with a hidden bonus — in the form of a sinister basement room, the appearance of which had everyone in the comments evoking the place’s barbarian movie vibes .
@kitmonstaa #barbarian #barbarianmovie #barbarian2022 #airbnb #fyp ♬ Original sound – kitmonsta
The first video shows the room’s discovery, with one of the guests pushing aside a rug to reveal a long glass trapdoor. Below the glass is a wooden ladder that leads down into what appears to be a dark pit, so deep you can’t see the bottom.
While commenters urged @kitmonstaa and his friends to leave before they were trapped down there, a second video showed them disregarding that common-sense advice. After lifting out the pane of glass, which oddly had no handles and appeared to have just been balanced on the beams rather than fixed, @kitmonstaa and friends climbed down and filmed the secret world below.
@kitmonstaa If we reply @agentkingston we can fix them #barbarian #barbarian2022 #airbnb #barbarianmovie #fyp ♬ Original sound – kitmonsta
Once down there, they seem to have discovered an entirely different room, filled with what appears to be part of the heating or air conditioning system, exposed wiring, and oddly wooden chairs and other furniture.
The furniture was the part that viewers found most unsettling, with one commenter saying, “That’s fine for a crawl space but clear doors and chairs???”
The room under the Airbnb reminded the creator’s followers of some horror films, but the clear winner was “Barbarian” – a film about a series of secret rooms under an Airbnb and the horrific people who live there.
People were quite worried about the TikToker and his friends who decided to go there.
And that concern only grew as more time passed without a follow-up comment or video.
It’s been three days now and counting. The Daily Dot has reached out to the creator for comment and will update this article if he responds.
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*Initial publication: December 16, 2022 2:17 pm CST
Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and bi.org
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