Remember last year’s mind-blowing horror film Hereditary? The original screenplay was the oasis in a desert of horror remakes and sequels. The internet could not stop discussing theories for weeks after the movie came out. It’s still regarded as the best horror film in years.
Hereditary‘s director, Ari Aster, is back with Midsommar, a horror flick following a couple traveling to Sweden to witness a small town’s mid-summer festival. The scariest thing about it: It’s set entirely during the day. You can imagine how well that could possibly go.
Critics at Sundance Film Fest are hailing Midsommar as one of the scariest films of all time.
MIDSOMMAR is incredible. The most nihilistic psych rock break up record ever written. I felt queasy throughout the whole damn thing.— Jacob Knight (@JacobQKnight) June 19, 2019
MIDSOMMAR: Like with HEREDITARY, Ari Aster uses overwhelming grief as a gateway into a slowly escalating tunnel of nightmares. Not a visceral scare-fest, but something so much more unpleasant, darkly funny and yes, totally fucked.— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) June 19, 2019
Midsommar is set to debut in theaters on July 3.