MIDSOMMAR trailer – HEREDITARY director Ari Aster brings us horror in broad daylight

MIDSOMMAR trailer – HEREDITARY director Ari Aster brings us horror in broad daylight

Last year, director Ari Aster made quite an impression with his horror film HEREDITARY, an exercise in psychological terror that continually surprises the audience and keeps them guessing until the final frame. He’s back with more disturbing goodness, this time in the form of MIDSOMMAR. The story follows a struggling couple who decide to deal with a family tragedy by traveling together to a midsummer festival somewhere in Sweden… and of course, if you’ve seen any movies about Americans traveling to European villages to take part in a local custom, you know things aren’t gonna go terribly well. I will say, there is something very sinister about the idea of sick and twisted things happening during daylight hours, where the whole world can see. The cast features Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, and Will Poulter. Check out the first unnerving trailer and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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.

MIDSOMMAR opens July 3, 2019

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.