This New Mischa Barton Horror Movie About a Murderer With Multiple Personalities Is Just Split, Right?

TFW you realize you’re in a cheaper version of Split
TFW you realize you’re in a cheaper version of Split
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Mischa Barton has a new movie coming out and it looks...familiar.

The Basement comes out digitally this September and its plot concerns a serial killer name The Gemini. Bloody Disgusting reports:

A L.A. serial killer known as The Gemini (Davis), who tortures and ultimately murders his victims in the dungeon-like basement of his San Fernando Valley home. By the time the movie opens, Gemini has already claimed seven victims, all of whom he has horrifyingly maimed and decapitated with a blowtorch, but Craig Owen (Long), the famed musician who Gemini has chosen for his eighth victim, and Craigs beautiful wife Kelly (Barton) prove every bit the killers equal in the art of psychological warfare, giving rise to one of the more diabolical plot twists in recent memory.

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And from the trailer it looks like “The Gemini” slips in and out of 12 distinct personalities while he keeps his victim Owen in torturous captivity. This all sounds a lot like M. Night Shyamalan’s 2016 film Split, in which James McAvoy plays an unhinged man with 23 different personalities, which I’ll add was wildly successful at the box office and was hard to miss.

But unlike the plot of Split, it seems that The Gemini’s personalities include:

A clown

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A priest

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And, uh....*squints* Benedict Cumberbatch?

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Just to name a few!

I’m looking forward to watching this movie on Netflix in a few months.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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The Ron Swanson of Westeros

Why can’t it ever be a person with multiple-personality disorder who fights crime, instead of one that commits crime. I mean, it’s already a pretty established trope that disorders like being on the autism spectrum are secretly superpowers (Disability Superpower is even it’s own page on the Website Which Shall Not Be Named), which they are, um, not. But then they have to go further and ruthlessly enforce a very strict strict sorting of which disorders make you heroic, and which make you villainous.

Have autism? You’ll be an asshole, but deep down a heroic character. Have more than one voice floating around in the same head? Invariably, it’s not a one-man CSI squad who all know different skills related to fighting crime. Nope, nothing but mass murder for you! And let’s not even get into how heroism-while-disabled is for men only. Nope, you have post-partum depression? Can only be resolved by eating your kids. True Hollywood Fact.