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.