MIDSOMMAR (2019) Spoiler-free Review and Discussion


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  • Cole Kennedy
    Cole Kennedy  1 months back

    Midsommar was the absolute worst movie I have ever seen. It was worse than The Room.

    • Jonathan Rosas
      Jonathan Rosas  2 months back

      Great review! Awesome film

      • Victoria Timpanaro
        Victoria Timpanaro  2 months back

        You asked for favorite short films and I guess my answer is fairly old school with Cutting Moments from 97 and here's the link I could find for it: https://youtu.be/VHZ1OEqlPbQ

        • Mimir's Head
          Mimir's Head  3 months back

          Aster NAILED the psychedelic aspects. Dani's difficult trips made me relive my own, lol. Hes way too good at creating tension/anxiety

          • Daavon Sanford
            Daavon Sanford  3 months back

            I suggest watching autopsy of Jane doe amazing performance

            • Ben Quinney
              Ben Quinney  3 months back

              What culture

              • We All Fall Down
                We All Fall Down  3 months back

                The strange thing about the johnsons

                • Djingy
                  Djingy  3 months back

                  GREAT review!

                • the moon
                  the moon  3 months back

                  “Go watch Jason takes Manhattan you’re a meat and potatoes kind of guy” I couldn’t help but LOL

                  • Keith Christen
                    Keith Christen  4 months back

                    I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned it already, but The Telephone Box from 1972 is one of my favorite short films. Anyone see it? https://youtu.be/Xso3vz63T6E

                    • Darrell Harris
                      Darrell Harris  4 months back

                      Just watched Midsommar. It's good but nowhere near as impactful as Hereditary. In fact, I kinda worry that Ari Aster is becoming too formulaic and predictable in his films. His gimmick seems to be juxtaposing scenes of serene beauty with scenes of intense and grotesque gore. I almost want to compare Midsommar as a cross between The Village and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

                      • David J
                        David J  4 months back

                        Oh yeah, you should DEFINITELY rewatch Hereditary based on what you said. The movie has jaw-dropping new angles to it that you can only pick up on a 2nd and even a 3rd watch. Let's just say that the dollhouse motif is more literal than you might think on first viewing. Not to mention all the hidden cult members in several scenes.

                        • Sarah Mackay
                          Sarah Mackay  4 months back

                          I am seeing this film on Friday and am really excited for it. I know there is going to be some shockingly violent scenes, but I am wondering what type of violence I am in for so I can kinda mentally prepare myself for it. Are we talking about disgusting gore or just shocking? Is there any violent movies or scenes you could compare to the violence that will be shown in this film?

                          • Adam Cesare
                            Adam Cesare   4 months back

                            It’s fairly gory, but probably not as openly disturbing as Hereditary?

                        • Nickle Plated_380
                          Nickle Plated_380  4 months back

                          I can't narrow my favorite short films to just ONE. But There are hundreds of them on YouTube that you can watch for free, all you have to do is search. IMO, the best users that review them are Horrible Horror House and Thirdinput.

                        • Flavio Francisco
                          Flavio Francisco  4 months back

                          Most of the horror short films on YouTube it's Just trash. The "Fishman" the "byebyeman" the "idontknowman" it's Just bad shortfilms, the same shit over and over again. It's Just a Monster killing People with a stupid jumpscare in the end. Sorry for my poor English, i'm Brazilian.

                          • Adam Cesare
                            Adam Cesare   4 months back

                            I think a lot now are produced as kind of proof-of-concept reels for features (just one jumpscare and you're out), but plenty of the films that people have been posting in these comments buck that trend and deliver the goods.

                        • Nick Valdez
                          Nick Valdez  4 months back

                          I always love checking out what DVDS are on people shelves while I watch those reviews

                          • Ava Daniel-Johnson
                            Ava Daniel-Johnson  4 months back

                            I haven't seen it yet but from what I have seen from the trailer it reminds me of Dark Harvest and The Wicker Man (Christopher Lee version)

                            • Ava Daniel-Johnson
                              Ava Daniel-Johnson  4 months back

                              I saw it and I was not pleased with it. It took too much from the Wicker Man (Christopher Lee version) and Dark Secret of Harvest Home. There are only a few difference but not many. Oh and it is not the first horror film that happens in daylight. The Wicker Màn was daytime.

                          • Kim Rodriguez
                            Kim Rodriguez  4 months back

                            This was a fine, spoiler free review. I appreciate your description of the high praise vs. blowback phenomenon; there are definitely both of these kinds of reviews (on YouTube) of this movie! Thanks.

                            • অঃ দেব্তা PeWdipie

                              Dude you can watch siccin movie series!! Those are turkish movies with subtitles!! And yes they are free and available on youtube!!

                              • GrungyAssCinema
                                GrungyAssCinema  4 months back

                                The Strange Thing About The Johnsons is on YouTube and it’s a film by Ari Aster!!

                                • kyle chafe
                                  kyle chafe  4 months back

                                  I heard it too. Creepy short film on youtube

                                  • Ethan Redd
                                    Ethan Redd  4 months back

                                    I’m hoping the finale of the movie isn’t a cluster of insanity that left too many unanswered questions, kind of like Hereditary, though the rest of that film is near perfection

                                    • A Serious Picture Productions

                                      Fav horror short :)


                                      • sebhasmovies
                                        sebhasmovies  4 months back

                                        hey! Ari Aster has a short film online called “Beau” that you can find pretty easily. it’s my favorite short film he’s made.

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          I love it. That weird little possum!

                                      • Paperback Mania
                                        Paperback Mania  4 months back

                                        Ari Aster and Jordan Peele are doing some of the most interesting stuff in the horror field today. Can’t wait to read the interview in the latest Fango after I catch the movie.

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          I’m excited to sit down with this issue this weekend! Going to be a cool discussion

                                      • Carole McDonnell
                                        Carole McDonnell  4 months back

                                        Good review. Subscribed.

                                      • Courtney Henley
                                        Courtney Henley  4 months back

                                        The Ten Steps and The Strange Thing About The Johnsons

                                        • Kirsty Fairley
                                          Kirsty Fairley  3 months back

                                          Courtney Henley-The Ten Steps really creeped me out, especially the ending, let's just say that between The Ten Steps & the book House Of Leaves I'll never be able to hear anyone count footsteps the same way ever again. Haven't seen The Strange Thing About The Johnsons yet but having loved both Hereditary & Midsommar I'll need to check it out.

                                        • H2Finest
                                          H2Finest  4 months back

                                          Courtney Henley Just saw The Strange Thing About The Johnsons...
                                          WTF??? And it’s one of Ari’s Short Films
                                          Thank you for the recommendation

                                      • DirtyDinner24
                                        DirtyDinner24  4 months back

                                        Hereditary is the only film that has ever shocked me to my core. I’ll never forget the first time I watched it. I have high hopes that Ari will make another masterpiece

                                        • Kev Low
                                          Kev Low  4 months back

                                          Ditto. I've never been completely paralyzed with fear and paranoia and sadness before during a movie.

                                      • Alyssa King
                                        Alyssa King  4 months back

                                        0:03 one of my favorite short films! With a low budget, good lighting, and an unexpected scream queen.... this short horror film truly packs a punch. (LINK BELOW) ⤵️

                                      • Em Ra
                                        Em Ra  4 months back

                                        my favourite surreal nightmarish short film is 'Harpya' from 1979 by Belgian animator Raoul Servais : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF-TajnHT2o&t=306s

                                      • Joe Heise
                                        Joe Heise  4 months back

                                        Hey Adam, I've seen a couple of your reviews and I think you are an awesome reviewer and very easy on the eyes (your wife is lucky) 😂😂but seriously great job, I subscribed 😀

                                      • Phil 4 Real
                                        Phil 4 Real  4 months back

                                        My favorite Horror Short FIlm of ALL TIME will FOREVER be "BedFellows" ....The way he looks just sends me straight to HELL lmfaoo link: https://youtu.be/j6flB0XvmTo

                                      • Nick Cato
                                        Nick Cato  4 months back

                                        I must admit that while I’m sick of getting myself psyched for films just to be let down, this one seems like a can’t miss. Excellent review as usual! Looking very forward to it.

                                        My fave short film is Mark Steensland’s PEEKERS. Watch this alone late at night and you’re guaranteed to get the chills:


                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Will have to watch this later! And I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, Nick (tho I know we’ve disagreed before).

                                      • sab walkswithpurpose
                                        sab walkswithpurpose  4 months back

                                        You were back-handing Hereditary...I see you! 😛😛😏😏

                                        • sab walkswithpurpose
                                          sab walkswithpurpose  4 months back

                                          @Adam Cesare I'm picking on you 😁😁 It's all good...anyone thst advocates for book reading is okay in my book😘
                                          At least you're willing to rewatch the movie, hmm? ✌✌

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          I definitely wasn’t! I mean what I said and I said what I mean.

                                      • Michael Booker
                                        Michael Booker  4 months back

                                        I loved Hereditary. It's one of my favorites. I'm definitely going to check out Ari Aster's short films now

                                        • Yvette Losoya
                                          Yvette Losoya  4 months back

                                          @Michael Booker You can watch it here... https://vimeo.com/155028677

                                        • Michael Booker
                                          Michael Booker  4 months back

                                          I just watched a lot of his short films starting with The Strange Thing About The Johnsons. The Turtle's Head is the only one I couldn't find.

                                      • Kevin Crain
                                        Kevin Crain  4 months back

                                        nice video. really enjoy all of them.

                                      • Ricky Thaxter
                                        Ricky Thaxter  4 months back

                                        Great review. Loved Hereditary and really excited to see Midsommar.

                                      • Steph GD
                                        Steph GD  4 months back

                                        I don’t want to go into this film with certain expectations so I’m not disappointed, could you let me know in a non spoiler way ... is there a mystery or anything supernatural? Thanks. I can’t wait to see it

                                        • *.*,
                                          *.*,  4 months back

                                          @Steph GD I would say it has some supernatural elements but it can ultimately be up for interpretation.

                                        • Steph GD
                                          Steph GD  4 months back

                                          Adam Cesare thanks! Your review was fantastic!

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Hi Steph. There’s definitely somewhat of a mystery element. Characters trying to figure out just what’s going on/where they are.

                                      • callmecatalyst
                                        callmecatalyst  4 months back

                                        Hey Adam! Love your work, and this channel. Just wondering, I’m currently reading T.E.D. Klein’s “The Ceremonies” for the first time, and without diving into spoilers, do you think Midsommar in any way comparable? Cheers!

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Picking it up!

                                        • callmecatalyst
                                          callmecatalyst  4 months back

                                          Adam Cesare — Oh man...YES YES YES. There’s a 2017(?) updated edition in Paperback/Hardcover, (it’s kind of both but you should order it now!). Klein has a new forward at the beginning of the book and in the forward he explains this edition has been re-edited because he felt like there were several grammatical issues or syntax errors, (but I just get the impression the man is nothing if not a perfectionist). Look it up on Goodreads, and you’ll the ratings and reviews and hype that made me instantly order that book and start reading it. Cheers.

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          I actually haven’t read CEREMONIES. But it sounds like I’d like it! Recommended?

                                      • Michael Paws
                                        Michael Paws  4 months back

                                        The last 15 minutes of hereditary went completely insane with the cult. Would you say that the entirety of Midsommar is like those last 15 minutes of hereditary?

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          No, but I would say there's a more equal distribution of that level of hyper-visual creep?

                                      • Kate vL
                                        Kate vL  4 months back

                                        also love the idea for horror shorts tips- i don’t know any sadly, never really realised it was a thing so thanks for the heads up and comment links, I will pop back in future if i find some!

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Yup! My hope is the comments section gets filled with good stuff!

                                      • Kate vL
                                        Kate vL  4 months back

                                        ooh i really want to see this film so have to delay watching your review until july!! dam these slow UK releases!

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Come on, pick up the pace Britain!!

                                      • Septimus 77
                                        Septimus 77  4 months back

                                        So, kind of a cheat answer, but I'd say check out Danny Donahue's channel here on youtube. He has a bunch of fantastic horror shorts and deserve to be more well-known.

                                        • Septimus 77
                                          Septimus 77  4 months back

                                          @Adam Cesare Ok, but I wasn't sure if we were allowed multiple choice. Lol
                                          But yeah, hope you enjoy.

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Not a cheat answer! Will check'm out!

                                      • Hakim
                                        Hakim  4 months back

                                        Great review!
                                        Favorite short horror movie - PIG. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx2okj

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Thanks, Hakim. Will check it out.

                                      • RCady33
                                        RCady33  4 months back

                                        I agree 100% with your assessment of Hereditary. I thought it was very good and incredibly well made, but I also thought it took a lot of the scares from other movies as you indicated and I haven't seen anyone else make this point.

                                        • Adam Cesare
                                          Adam Cesare   4 months back

                                          Not that I felt it was strictly unoriginal (everything takes from somewhere), just reminded me of those films I listed and a few more. But now I feel like, two movies in, I’ll better be able to place it in what this guy’s up too.

                                      • Darren Hartley
                                        Darren Hartley  4 months back

                                        Hej min vän hoppas du får en bra midsommar:-) I watched "Swallows and Amazons" last mid summer a really enjoyable film. All the best Adam....Sorry its not a horror short.

                                        • Joms Jei
                                          Joms Jei  4 months back

                                          Can't wait to see this next week! 😍