Midsommar spoilers

On a special edition of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled discussion of writer/director Ari Aster‘s new film, Midsommar. Then, you’ll hear interviews with Aster and actors Will Poulter and Jack Reynor. Read More »

Ari Aster spoiler interview

Ari Aster left the world spinning with the gut-punch ending of his breakout debut feature Hereditary last year, and without spoiling anything (yet), the filmmaker certainly leaves audiences with lots to talk about with the ending of his new movie Midsommar. I’ve already published most of my conversation with Aster about the movie (including his teasing of a director’s cut), but we were asked to hold any truly spoilery parts of the discussion back until audiences had a chance to experience this movie for themselves.

Now that Midsommar is playing in theaters, let’s continue our chat with Ari Aster.
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Ari Aster interview

Ari Aster burst onto the scene last year with Hereditary, a dread-drenched horror film about the trauma and complications of family that was voted one of /Film’s best movies of 2018. His follow-up, the folk horror fever dream Midsommar, is a totally different type of movie – one which obliterates the notion that Aster is a one-hit wonder and instead confirms him as one of the most exciting and daring filmmakers working in horror today.

Last week, I sat down with Aster during the film’s press junket and we talked about audience expectations, building the Swedish community from scratch on location, the “negotiation” of post-production, if we’ll ever see his preferred director’s cut, and more. Read More »

Midsommar Trailer

Today is the summer solstice, so make sure you enjoy the most daylight we’ll get all year by partaking in a lot of activities. And if you need any ideas for how to start things off on, the upcoming horror release Midsommar has more than a few ideas, especially if you happen to be spending some time with a cult that slowly reveals itself to be more weird and sinister as time goes on. It’s summer vacation! Watch the new Midsommar trailer to see all the fun you can have! Read More »

midsommar review

After filling audiences with dread with Hereditary, director Ari Aster has decided to make…a comedy? Aster’s latest, the folk-horror extravaganza Midsommar, is unquestionably a scary movie. And yet, it’s also surprisingly hilarious. For 2 hours and 20 minutes, Aster takes audiences on a journey through a shockingly crowd-pleasing story that blends both laugh-out-loud humor and mind-blowing weirdness. The end result is one of the year’s best films.

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midsommar featurette

While Midsommar and Hereditary are very different, and not directly connected, Ari Aster – the filmmaker responsible for both horror films – says there’s definitely a thematic connection at work. In fact, Aster goes as far as calling Midsommar a “companion piece” to Hereditary. Watch Aster explain the connection in a new Midsommar featurette below.

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Midsommar Jordan Peele

If you’re still not hyped for Midsommar, Ari Aster‘s follow-up to Hereditary, maybe this will do the trick. In the new issue of Fangoria, filmmaker Jordan Peele interviews Aster about Midsommar, and has nothing but nice things to say. Very nice things. In fact, according to Peele, Aster has made a horror movie loaded with “the most atrociously disturbing imagery” he’s ever seen.

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midsommar trailer new

Hereditary director Ari Aster has yet another horror extravaganza in store for us with Midsommar. The movie reunites Aster with A24, and brings audiences a brightly-lit nightmare set during a creepy festival in a remote Swedish village. As you can probably guess, the festivities won’t be enjoyed by all. Watch the Midsommar trailer below.

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Midsommar plot

If you’re expecting the new Ari Aster film Midsommar to be anything like his previous horror movie Hereditary, you should check yourself. According to Aster, his latest tale of terror for A24 is plenty scary, but audiences shouldn’t head into the theater expecting Hereditary 2.0. Instead, Aster suggests the movie is akin to The Wizard of Oz for perverts. Who wouldn’t want to see that?

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Midsommar trailer

Hereditary director Ari Aster is back with yet another tale of terror: Midsommar. The film follows a couple visiting a friend in Sweden during the traditional mid-summer festivities. The trip turns from idyllic to terrifying, though, when a pagan cult enters the scene. I always hate what that happens to me on vacation, too. Watch the Midsommar trailer below…if you dare.

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