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Simon Barrett (born 1978 or 1979) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter known for his collaborations with Adam Wingard, including A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You're Next, and The Guest. He is associated with the mumblegore movement and has worked with director Joe Swanberg several times.

Biography

Barrett was born in Columbia, Missouri, in 1978 or 1979.

Usually with

Adam Wingard
Adam Wingard
(9 films)
Joe Swanberg
Joe Swanberg
(6 films)
Ti West
Ti West
(4 films)
Lane Hughes
Lane Hughes
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Simon Barrett (13 films)

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Actor

Contracted
Contracted (2013)
, 1h18
Directed by David Eric England
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Caroline Williams, Najarra Townsend, Simon Barrett
Roles BJ
Rating52% 2.648882.648882.648882.648882.64888
The film opens with a man, later revealed to be named BJ, in a morgue who has sex with a corpse that has a biohazard symbol on the toe tag; afterward, he handles an empty test tube while washing up. Later, at a party, Samantha unsuccessfully attempts to contact her ex-girlfriend Nikki and meets with her friend Alice, who encourages Samantha to drink to forget about her recent break-up. Riley, who has an unrequited crush on Samantha, and Zain attempt to flirt with her, but Samantha brushes them off and excuses herself. She eventually gives in to Alice's intense pressure and becomes drunk. BJ introduces himself to Samantha and hands her a drink that he claims she dropped. Samantha, too drunk to know whether it is her drink or not, accepts it. Although she says she is a lesbian who is already involved in a relationship, as a result from being drunk and drugged, she agrees to have intercourse with BJ. From inside his car, Samantha begs BJ to stop and eventually blacks out.
24 Exposures, 1h17
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Sophia Takal, Joe Swanberg
Roles Michael Bamfeaux
Rating42% 2.1302852.1302852.1302852.1302852.130285
Billy, a fetish photographer who specializes in staged depictions of dead women, becomes involved in a murder mystery when one of his models turns up dead for real. Michael Bamfeaux, a depressed police detective, investigates the crime and probes Billy as to why he chooses to involve himself in the world of exploitation and fetish. Billy can not explain why he does what he does, except that he accepts that he is attracted to certain ideas and women. As the two men become friendlier, Michael becomes more involved in Billy's photoshoots. When Alex, Billy's girlfriend, is attacked by a jealous model with whom Billy and Alex had a threesome, Michael shoots and kills Alex's attacker. Michael later attempts to sell his memoirs, but a literary agent suggests that the story's loose ends and weak protagonist are not a good sell.
V/H/S
V/H/S (2012)
, 1h56
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, Simon Barrett, Chad Villella
Roles Steve
Rating58% 2.900632.900632.900632.900632.90063
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the room).
You're Next, 1h36
Directed by Adam Wingard, Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Serial killer films
Actors Sharni Vinson, Ti West, A. J. Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Amy Seimetz
Roles Tiger Mask
Rating65% 3.2999553.2999553.2999553.2999553.299955
A couple is in their house having sex. One steps into the shower and comes out to find his girlfriend outside of the window lying dead with her throat slit, along with the words "you're next" written with her blood on the window. He himself is then killed by Lamb Mask by jamming his machete through his head.

Director

V/H/S/2
V/H/S/2 (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez, Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Simon Barrett
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine, Oka Antara
Rating61% 3.050043.050043.050043.050043.05004
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the first film).

Scriptwriter

The Guest
The Guest (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Psychologie
Actors Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyers, Lance Reddick, Ethan Embry, Leland Orser
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3488053.3488053.3488053.3488053.348805
Still struggling over the loss of their eldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, the Peterson family—Mr. and Mrs. Peterson and their children Luke and Anna—are unexpectedly visited by David Collins, a former soldier who claims to have been a friend of Caleb's, and is there to fulfill his promise to Caleb to help take care of the family. David is polite, warm and friendly toward the family, and Mrs. Peterson offers to let him stay as long as he needs to.
The ABCs of Death, 1h50
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Jake West, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Banjong Pisantanakun, Simon Rumley, Anders Morgenthaler, Jon Schnepp, Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Audé, Kyra Zagorsky, Arisa Nakamura, Chems Dahmani, Eva Llorach
Roles Writer
Rating47% 2.3516452.3516452.3516452.3516452.351645
The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
V/H/S/2
V/H/S/2 (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez, Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Simon Barrett
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine, Oka Antara
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.050043.050043.050043.050043.05004
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the first film).
V/H/S
V/H/S (2012)
, 1h56
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, Simon Barrett, Chad Villella
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.900632.900632.900632.900632.90063
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the room).
You're Next, 1h36
Directed by Adam Wingard, Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Serial killer films
Actors Sharni Vinson, Ti West, A. J. Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Amy Seimetz
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2999553.2999553.2999553.2999553.299955
A couple is in their house having sex. One steps into the shower and comes out to find his girlfriend outside of the window lying dead with her throat slit, along with the words "you're next" written with her blood on the window. He himself is then killed by Lamb Mask by jamming his machete through his head.
Autoerotic
Autoerotic (2011)
, 1h13
Directed by Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Kate Lyn Sheil, Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Josephine Decker
Roles Writer
Rating45% 2.279042.279042.279042.279042.27904
Four couples in Chicago attempt to deal with their relationship troubles, frequently by resorting to masturbation.
A Horrible Way to Die, 1h25
Directed by Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors A. J. Bowen, Lane Hughes, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, Whitney Moore
Roles Writer
Rating53% 2.652192.652192.652192.652192.65219
In rural Missouri, serial killer Garrick Turrell (AJ Bowen) escapes from police custody and immediately resumes taking the lives of strangers whilst searching for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah. Meanwhile, having met at group therapy for recovering alcoholics, Sarah (Amy Seimetz) and Kevin (Joe Swanberg) begin to develop a tentative relationship. As the body count builds, Turrell makes his way to Sarah's new location just as she seems to be getting her life in order.
Red Sands
Red Sands (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Alex Turner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Horror, Historical
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Shane West, Leonard Roberts, Aldis Hodge, Theo Rossi, Noel Gugliemi, Callum Blue
Roles Writer
Rating43% 2.1543252.1543252.1543252.1543252.154325
In 2002, Jeff Keller, who mysteriously survived the slaughter of his troops during a mission, is debriefed by an officer. The facts gathered indicate that he and his soldiers had been ambushed by al-Qaeda fighters who killed them all, leaving Keller for dead.
Dead Birds
Dead Birds (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Alex Turner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Henry Thomas, Nicki Aycox, Isaiah Washington, Patrick Fugit, Michael Shannon, Mark Boone Junior
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.849422.849422.849422.849422.84942
William is the leader of a group of Confederate deserters during the American Civil War which includes his younger brother Sam, Clyde, and Joseph. With the help of Todd, an escaped slave, and Annabelle, an army nurse, they stage a robbery at a bank holding a cache of rebel gold.