Watch This Before You See Midsommar
- Published: 29 June 2019
- Gather 'round the maypole, friends Ari Aster's Midsommar is nearly upon us! But before you head out to the festivities, you may want to know a bit about what you're getting yourself into.
The name Ari Aster may not ring many bells for you. After all, Midsommar is only the second movie he's directed. But his debut was one of 2018's best horror films: Hereditary. Starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff as a family faced with a sudden, horrible tragedy, it's a slow burn of a film that ratchets up the tension all the way through before unleashing hell in its last act.
Hereditary was such a total package that there was even some "Best Actress" Oscar buzz for Collette. She didn't receive a nomination, but the fact that she was even in consideration should tell you something about the kind of "oomph" that the movie is packing.
Don't let Aster's small filmography fool you: if Midsommar can shake audiences like Hereditary did, he'll seal his reputation as a filmmaker who's impossible to ignore.
Watch this video before you see Midsommar!
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