‘Midsommar’ Is The Next ‘Hereditary’ & It Will Give You Nightmares

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Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

17 May 2019

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Remember the nightmares that Hereditary conjured up?

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Well, get ready for round two, because the director of Hereditary, Ari Aster, has a new movie coming out, titled Midsommar, that will definitely have you sleeping with the sheets pulled over your head at night. 

Ari has called the film an “adult contemporary fairy tale,” that focuses on suspense in a very surreal way, and is a companion to Hereditary - but not in plot, moreso in themes.

Where Hereditary was a family drama disguised as a horror movie, Midsommar is a relationship drama similarly disguised. 

The synopsis for the movie reads:

“Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. 

“What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. 

“From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.”

This time round, the visual aesthetic of the film is VERY bright. You’d think this would make it less scary, but you’d be wrong, because all the nightmares are put in the spotlight. 

Check out the freaky trailer below… 

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Midsommar will hit cinemas from July 3.

 

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