Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the majority of 2019, you know that Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary, Midsommar, is hitting theaters nationwide on Wednesday, July 3rd. But if you’re expecting more of what Hereditary delivered, you might want to think again.
The video from Looper embedded at the top of the article is a perfect primer for those planning to see Midsommar this week–especially if you haven’t been following the project from the get-go.
From how Midsommar differs from Hereditary to cast introductions and an examination of the film’s striking aesthetic, it’ll give you an excellent idea of what to expect without ruining any of the terrifying surprises in store.
Give the synopsis and trailer for Midsommar a look-see below.
A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Midsommar stars Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, and Jack Reynor.
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