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The Director of 'Hereditary' Is Back With Another Creepy Horror Movie That'll Inspire Nightmares

'Midsommar' follows a holidaying couple as they visit a rural Swedish community.
By Sarah Ward
March 09, 2019
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The Director of 'Hereditary' Is Back With Another Creepy Horror Movie That'll Inspire Nightmares

'Midsommar' follows a holidaying couple as they visit a rural Swedish community.
By Sarah Ward
March 09, 2019
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In the trailer for Midsommar, a group of people trek through a forest, all saddled up with backpacks and sleeping bags. They're outside a Swedish town, with the locals putting on a mid-summer event. "It's like a crazy nine-day festival; it only happens every 90 years," visitor Dani (Florence Pugh) is told.

As anyone who has ever seen a movie should know, this situation usually goes one of two ways: raucous festivities ensue, with friendships tested and lessons learned, or unnerving antics do instead. With Hereditary writer/director Ari Aster behind Midsommar, anyone who saw the 2018 horror hit will know that this flick is destined to fall into the latter category.

The details are being kept scarce, even in the movie's just-released first trailer, with the film set to hit cinemas worldwide from early August this year. But if you're expecting another visibly dark and sinister flick from Aster, think again. Instead, Midsommar looks light, bright and filled with bohemian-looking folks — even as it seems to step firmly into creepy cult territory

Story-wise, Dani is accompanied by her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor), a whole heap of people wearing white await their arrival and things aren't quite what they seem when the duo gets to their destination. The Good Place's William Jackson Harper and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch's Will Poulter also feature among the cast, and what this first sneak peek offers in the way of idyllic natural surroundings and flower crowns, it counters with glimpses of chilling rituals.

Check out the nightmarish first trailer below:

Midsommar opens in Australian cinemas on August 8.

Published on March 09, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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