Midsommar’s Ari Aster Talks Embracing the Grotesque While Subverting Audience Expectations

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Folk horror meets millennial anguish in writer-director Ari Aster’s unsettling Midsommar, a movie that proves his occult family dollhouse drama Hereditary was no fluke. Like his 2018 feature debut, Midsommar is a movie best experienced as unspoiled as possible, so we didn’t get into any plot specifics in our recent…

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Midsommar Is a Gorgeous Nightmare Stuffed With Modern Horror and Old-World Dread

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Ari Aster’s latest film, Midsommar, is as carefully constructed as his 2018 breakout, Hereditary. There are some shared themes, like families, grief, and cults; the main character is, again, a woman pushed to the edge. And it manages to be just as unsettling, despite the fact that it takes place almost entirely under…

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Jordan Peele Says Midsommar’s Idyllic Beauty ‘Transcends the Horror of Itself’

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Beneath the vibrantly saturated facade of Ari Aster’s upcoming folk horror film Midsommar, there are some very dark secrets. Two American tourists journey to a small Swedish town for what they believe is going to be a normal vacation, but they soon realize that they’ve arrived just in time for a festival that only…

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The First Eerie Trailer for Ari Aster’s Midsommar Turns a Cult Into Paradise

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In Hereditary director Ari Aster’s latest film Midsommar, a vacationing couple find themselves transported to a dreamlike Swedish village where the locals are unnervingly friendly, the land is lush, and a distinct kind of horror lurks just out of the camera’s sight. Though you know it’s just waiting to reveal itself.

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