In 2017, not many people knew the name Ari Aster; in 2018, the young director’s debut film Hereditary has left an indelible mark on the horror landscape. Expect to see Hereditary on many Top 10 Horror Movies of 2018 lists (if not all of them), and let’s keep hoping Toni Collette gets the Oscar nomination she deserves for her portrayal of Annie Graham.
While you might expect Aster to take a break before delivering his next potential masterpiece, there’s a chance he’ll be rocking us in 2019 as well. The filmmaker described his next film, an as-yet-unnamed pagan horror movie set in Scandinavia, as “an apocalyptic breakup movie”; look for it to hit theaters this summer on August 9th!
A couple that travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The film stars Will Poulter, Vilhem Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Ellora Torchia, and Archie Madekwe.
Much of the film is still cloaked in mystery, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional details as they emerge. Stay tuned! If you have yet to experience Hereditary for yourself, check out the synopsis and trailer below.
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.