2018 was all about Hereditary, as proven by the film’s huge haul at Fangoria’s recent Chainsaw Awards. But following up a freshman megahit can be daunting, and that’s what writer/director Ari Aster is facing. His next film, Midsommar, is slated to hit theaters this Summer. Can it possibly be as arresting and unshakable as Hereditary? Will horror fans go in with unreasonably high expectations? Will Aster attempt to redefine himself as something besides a straight-up horror maestro? All these questions remain unknown.
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A24 just released the first teaser for the film (via Twitter) and, well… enigmatic is the word. There’s nothing wrong with your computer: The motion is subtle and there is no sound. Pretty much all we can gleam from these 15 seconds are that there are ties to centuries’ old harvest celebrations. Have a look below.
A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip where things quickly go awry.
Hopefully we’ll be getting something more substantial in the not-too-distant future.
Midsommar stars Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, and William Jackson Harper; look for it to hit US theaters beginning August 9th.