Ari Aster, the director of 2018s hugely impressive haunted house horror Hereditary is back with MIDSOMMAR…check out the trailer below!
I have to say, I really enjoyed Aster’s directorial debut, Hereditary, actually no, I loved it!. I thought it was a mature horror movie full of genuine, unpredictable scares. The acting was on point, Toni Collete was just mesmerising, and that little kid scared the absolute shite out of me. The script was some of the best I have seen in horror in years and the cinematography and OST were haunting. I enjoyed Hereditary a lot more than Insidious, The Conjuring or any other horror movie or horror franchise around today.
So, it’s easy to see why I am keeping a close watch on Ari Aster and his next project.
Midsommar has been confirmed as the title of his new film and you will be delighted to know that his new movie is another horror.
A24 will be handling distribution and have already released their first tease on Twitter. The film stars Florence Pugh (Lady McBeth, The Falling, Marcella) Will Poulter (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, We’re The Millers), Jack Reynor (Freefire, Sing Street), & William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Patterson).
Not a lot is known about the plot but A24’s recent 15-second tease was an animated clip on Twitter. It featured a group of girls all dancing or worshipping some sort of cross or shrine (featured image). The film takes place in Sweden and is about a couple who go traveling but end up the victims of a pagan cult.
Sweden is a remarkable place to shoot a horror movie. I am looking forward to the beautiful, scenic Swedish backdrop mixed in with the severity of Aster’s tone of filmmaking.
Midsommar is due to hit cinema this August 9th, 2019.
More news to follow as it’s announced. As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker