2018’s Hereditary was a unique spin on the horror genre and whether you loved it or hated it, the debate and discussion about the movie has reached levels of the Inception ending within the horror fan community. From out of nowhere, Ari Aster immediately put himself on the map as someone to be taken seriously within the genre.
The first teaser for MIDSOMMAR doesn’t give much away but shows hints of yet another unnerving look into a cult. The plot synopsis is a couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The film is written and directed by Aster and stars Jack Reynor, Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, and William Jackson Harper. It is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019, by A24.