Writer-director Ari Aster grabbed a ton of attention following his fine feature film debut “Hereditary”. It was a stunning jolt of energy for the horror genre. Now we get his much anticipated follow-up and it looks just as creepy but in a much different way. The movie is called “Midsommar” and its full of eerie imagery and a skin-crawling vibe.
The first good move Aster makes is casting the fabulous Florence Pugh. She plays a a young woman named Dani who shares a troubled relationship with her boyfriend played by Jack Reynor. We get hints of mental illness, something “Hereditary” explored deeply. Dani travels with her boyfriend and his loud-mouthed friends to Sweden to attend a folksy, flower-power festival that happens once every 90 years. As you can guess things get pretty….macabre.
“Midsommar” hits theaters July 3rd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.
Has a Wicker Man vibe going on and looks very disturbing. I’ll probably wait till it streams somewhere but will be checking it out .
Yes! That’s a good observation. I’m really curious for this one.
I saw that trailer yesterday and…. HOLY FUCK!!!!! Now I really need to see Hereditary.
Crazy stuff! I really love the macabre vibe this thing has. I really hope it delivers. So you haven’t seen Hereditary?
Not yet. I was hoping to last October but someone already checked it out at my library. I hope it’s available next month.
Oh I wish I lived close to a library to offered that service. Small town here and unavailable. Heard it’s great for harder to find movies.
Oh it is, I found a few films that aren’t usually available including some obscure foreign films.
Reminds me of Whicker Man and NOPE!!!!! 🤣
HAHAHA!!!! I thought you might be passing on this one!
But it will be more like the OG Wicker Man and Less like the Not The Bees Not The Bees Wicker Man
🤣🤣 either way, NOPE!
I like this takes place during the day Im excited to have a horror feature not rely on darkness to scare me
I didn’t think about that. Great observation. Definitely out of the horror movie norm.
I’ll definitely be seeing this. I know you can read the script online but I’m going to avoid it and go in blind.
Absolutely. I don’t want to know anything other than what the trailer shows.
I don’t do scary movies because they’re, you know, scary. So thanks for the warning (in my case that’s what it is).
Ha Ha! My wife is the same way. No horror movies for her!
After Hereditary, you can almost guarantee that the events on screen will completely eclipse the stark imagery of the trailer!
Oh yes! Totally agree.
I think this is the only script I read twice 🙂 I’m so psyched for this. I love the story, I love Florence and with Aster I just know the execution will be fantastic
I’m getting more and more excited for it. With you on Florence. She has some real acting chops.
Apparently the movie is 140 minutes long so I think they added a whole bunch of wordless creepy scenes because the script isn’t that long
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It’s 140 minutes? That surprises me. Should we be excited about that or worried?
I think that’s good, there’s enough of story for that and Aster has great ideas when it comes to showing things just thru visuals
That’s what I’m thinking.