Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Ari Aster's Midsommar Titled a Scandinavian Horror Feature: First Trailer

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A long time coming, the first trailer for Ari Aster's (Hereditary) Midsommar is here. Filmed in Budapest, Hungary the film is being called a Scandinavian folk horror feature. The trailer itself shows all sorts of strange Pagan rituals, in a small Swedish village. Midsommar centrally stars Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Dani, along with: Jack Reynor (Glassland, 2014), William Jackson Harper and Vilhelm Blomgran. And, the film is slated for, of course, a mid-Summer release (August 9th).

Story details are still vague. However, one synopsis mentions a young couple and an isolated Swedish village. On vacation, the couple explores the seasonal traditions of this quaint locale. However, events take a strange twist, when they participate in the village's local customs. More plot twists are revealed in the film's official trailer.

As well, the official poster for Midsommar is here. The graphic shows lots of colours, through the many flowers. Everything looks tranquil, but less so in the bloodied trailer. Also, viewers are already noting some of the film's influences, which are borrowed from a few pivotal books.

Midsommar will release through A24 Films. A24 is the same studio who released Aster's Hereditary (2018). The launch will take place in theatres this August 9th, throughout the United States. More release details, for other territories, are sure to come this way soon.

Release Date: August 9th, 2019 (U.S., Theatres).

Director/writer: Ari Aster.

Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, and Will Poulter.

The official, first trailer for Midsommar:

Midsommar at A24: Midsommar Details at A24

This is one film that should not be missed by horror fans, 2018's Hereditary:

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