Why the 'Midsommar' Director and Stars are Warning Audiences to Proceed with Caution | NowThis

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  • Published: 03 July 2019
  • If you love summer thrillers, look no further than 'Midsommar' — here's why the cast claims it's one of the most disturbing, challenging projects they've ever worked on.
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    'I read it and I was like it's f*cked.' — Here's why Director Ari Aster and stars Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor of the thriller/drama film 'Midsommar' are warning audiences to proceed with caution.

    From the mind of 'Hereditary ' creator Ari Aster comes 'Midsommar,' — a twisted thriller and drama set in a remote Swedish village in the middle of summer. This anxiety ridden and stomach turning work is garnering rave reviews across the country; demanding deserved attention to independent film making once again.

    Hear what the stars had to say about their incredible unique experience in making 'Midsommar' and what they did to keep their mental health in check during the mentally taxing project.

    Learn more about the indie film of summer 2019 'Midsommar' in this new segment of NowThis Entertainment's I Have A Question.

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Comments • 728

  • Jolisa Tohe
    Jolisa Tohe  11 hours back

    Florence gives me Elizabeth Olsen vibes

    • X Y
      X Y  1 days back

      Overhyped

      • lala lisa
        lala lisa  1 days back

        "It's a break up movie"
        Ari aster is sick.

        • liz z
          liz z  1 days back

          I didn’t think it was scary at all. I’ve seen worse on the news

          • Ahmad Ammar Faizulnudin

            Ari Aster : *Breaks up with partner*
            Ari Aster : Imma make a movie out of this

            • Ricky Vishwa
              Ricky Vishwa  3 days back

              Yes.. Not scary, but disturbing.

              • Whitey McGee
                Whitey McGee  4 days back

                The responses in these interviews is a bit over the top. It wasn’t scary, for sure. And disturbing ... yeah if you’ve never seen anything like it before because you’re 12.

                • sign543
                  sign543  4 days back

                  I had a feeling going in that the cliff scene was the scene, because you can freeze-frame the trailer at one specific shot...but as I discovered, it’s even worse than you thought. It’s a sight you’ll never erase from your mind. It will also change the way you think about people dying by a fall off a building or cliff. This image will always be the first thing you think of.

                  • Drarry Rulz
                    Drarry Rulz  4 days back

                    This movie is so good!

                    • WaffleAssassin
                      WaffleAssassin  1 weeks back

                      These type of horror movies are my favorite, movies that make you feel a certain type of way after watching it or makes you think about it after a couple of days are the best!

                      • sainz
                        sainz  1 weeks back

                        Watching this with my date was a bad idea lmao

                        • Acim Apan
                          Acim Apan  2 weeks back

                          This movie more scary than horror ghost or kanibal or zombie. This really excellent movie

                          • Yo Yo
                            Yo Yo  2 weeks back

                            Ari aster

                            Literally creates disturbing movies it gives you the sense of shock

                            • Pwnguin 3
                              Pwnguin 3  2 weeks back

                              Ari talks in ASMR

                              • Louise Defontaine
                                Louise Defontaine  2 weeks back

                                2:33 lol poor thing. They were both so amazing in this haunting film! When you actually dislike a character like Christian and worry about a character like Dani, you know the actors begin them are doing an astounding job! I really really respect them, I hope I can see them again in more films.

                                • Jakob Slopsh
                                  Jakob Slopsh  2 weeks back

                                  Florence was so pleasant in this film

                                  • Nice Furniture
                                    Nice Furniture  2 weeks back

                                    I loved the movie, and the actors are great, but this video just feels manipulative, like it is trying to be a thriller itself with its hectic soundtrack and highlighted words, stop trying to control my emotions youtube

                                    • 3ds max
                                      3ds max  2 weeks back

                                      No way that fire would turn those 2 bodies to ash like that. It would take a furnace......not an open barbecue pit.

                                      • Helena
                                        Helena  2 weeks back

                                        i woke up depressed

                                        • tma78
                                          tma78  2 weeks back

                                          Really enjoyed it, directors cut even more so. Give the keys to ari to do the next lego movie, everything is awesooooooooooooooome!

                                          • Tony Alvarado
                                            Tony Alvarado  2 weeks back

                                            This is an amazing beautiful movie that was well done !!!

                                            • DrIsshan’s Free Time
                                              DrIsshan’s Free Time  2 weeks back

                                              oh THAT scene.

                                              🤭🤣

                                              • Giorgio de La Cruz
                                                Giorgio de La Cruz  2 weeks back

                                                The acting in this movie is just outstanding. I swear. It's undoubtedly worth an oscar.
                                                And I don't feel like it would be slightly over the top to say so.

                                                • I-Deni-I
                                                  I-Deni-I  2 weeks back

                                                  This film is beautifully crafted. One of my favourite horror movies.

                                                  • polisherci
                                                    polisherci  2 weeks back

                                                    this movie inspired me on a visual level. i love stories like this where it’s totally realistic but also 100% fairytale-ish.

                                                    • Eric Kwapong
                                                      Eric Kwapong  2 weeks back

                                                      I watched it and still don’t know what scene

                                                      • Roberto Pascua
                                                        Roberto Pascua  3 weeks back

                                                        Florence Pugh: I woke up depressed.
                                                        Me: SAME SAME SAME

                                                        • Fabiënne ツ
                                                          Fabiënne ツ  3 weeks back

                                                          her voice is so different than her voice in the film!! not just her accent, it's like her whole voice has a different tone to it

                                                          • Arwel Williams
                                                            Arwel Williams  3 weeks back

                                                            Watched this a few nights ago with gf, had to take a break halfway through, came back to it n was quite disappointed more than anything my the second half, went in more than a few interesting places but ultimately unsatisfying more than disturbing

                                                            • Poxow
                                                              Poxow  3 weeks back

                                                              *WARNING: There are spoilers in the comments section!*

                                                              • Alaysia Pfautz
                                                                Alaysia Pfautz  3 weeks back

                                                                Should i be worried that this movie didn't really affect me 🤷🏿 like i understood what dani was going through bc i also have severe panic attacks so that got me but other than that, i didnt really feel anything...

                                                                • Natalia Turner
                                                                  Natalia Turner  2 weeks back

                                                                  You had a sibling who committed suicide and killed your parents at the same time, and then you went to a cult retreat with your boyfriend where you finally found peace and a sense of belonging, but only after watching 2 people commit suicide, and chosing your boyfriend to be burned alive in front of you, along with two brainwashed cult volunteers and some other innocent people who had already been brutally murdered by the cult?

                                                                  Because unless you did, then you actually *don't* understand what Dani was going thru, and that's a very, very good thing.

                                                              • Sanji Vinsmoke
                                                                Sanji Vinsmoke  3 weeks back

                                                                Midsommar sucked really bad.

                                                                • Daniele Angelini
                                                                  Daniele Angelini  3 weeks back

                                                                  Such a great movie

                                                                  • Mark
                                                                    Mark  3 weeks back

                                                                    Just watch with headphones. Dude...

                                                                    • RAVIRAJ CHANDANSHIVE
                                                                      RAVIRAJ CHANDANSHIVE  3 weeks back

                                                                      0:57

                                                                      • Viktoria F.
                                                                        Viktoria F.  3 weeks back

                                                                        I want to know what scene that is that Christian was talking about.

                                                                        • Rafael Uchimura
                                                                          Rafael Uchimura  3 weeks back

                                                                          The end of this movie is beautiful!!!

                                                                          • Natalia Turner
                                                                            Natalia Turner  2 weeks back

                                                                            You should watch the final interviews of the Heaven's Gate cult members - it might change how you feel about the ending.

                                                                        • Chris Cunningham
                                                                          Chris Cunningham  3 weeks back

                                                                          Watched it last night & after loving Hereditary I felt pretty disappointed, not even half as good

                                                                          • Claire Benoit
                                                                            Claire Benoit  3 weeks back

                                                                            Question what happened to simon? Was that his lungs? 🤔

                                                                            • Claire Benoit
                                                                              Claire Benoit  3 weeks back

                                                                              @Alex Fox yeaah! Exactly! How the f was he still breathing then?

                                                                            • Alex Fox
                                                                              Alex Fox  3 weeks back

                                                                              Yes and ew it was moving .-.

                                                                          • Israel Álvarez
                                                                            Israel Álvarez  3 weeks back

                                                                            Cause the movie sucks ? Isnt shocking and it isnt scary

                                                                            • Inci Demirci
                                                                              Inci Demirci  3 weeks back

                                                                              It's actually the first time ever i left the cinema and didn't know what i was feeling or what i just saw. I laughed but wanted to cry as well. It was disturbing indeed but it was one of the best movies i have ever seen!

                                                                              • Edo Purwanto Purba
                                                                                Edo Purwanto Purba  3 weeks back

                                                                                After watching this movie i cancel my ticket to Sweden, like spontaneously, using my booking tickets app.
                                                                                This is mentally sh$@@t movie i ever watch in my life!

                                                                                • Joe Struggles
                                                                                  Joe Struggles  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I loved it - it was great super dragged out but I waited for month and moths for it to come out and I’m so happy it was so messed up

                                                                                  • meme is life
                                                                                    meme is life  4 weeks back

                                                                                    how amazing it is to see a horror film so dark yet so colorful at the same time

                                                                                    • Lina Morgana
                                                                                      Lina Morgana  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Lmao i thought they really americans ? haha

                                                                                      • Jallek
                                                                                        Jallek  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I gotta say that they arent exaggerating. This movie really got to me on a really personal level. It's like it tapped straight into my worst anxieties. And it's not even the horror elements, its actually the human drama that really cuts deep in this film.

                                                                                        • Grade Marchiori
                                                                                          Grade Marchiori  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Because the stupid religious people.

                                                                                          • Shashwat Srivastava
                                                                                            Shashwat Srivastava  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Two words. Disturbing masterpiece