A WIZARD OF OZ FOR PERVERTS: How Ari Aster Describes His Latest Film, Midsommar

A WIZARD OF OZ FOR PERVERTS: How Ari Aster Describes His Latest Film, Midsommar

Ari Aster. You know his name because of Hereditary. And based on his own words, you think you know what to expect in his latest work of brilliance. Unfortunately, if you believe this, then you’re a step too far into delusional. And if you’re assuming the trailer will clarify these strange arrangement of words, I’ll wait.  Go ahead and watch it here:

Still thinking “Wtf???????????????????” Well, Midsommar follows a couple (Florence Pugh, Fighting With My Family and Jack Reynor, Sing Street) to an innocent looking Sweden village. They’ve come to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival (you know, the one that only happens every 90 years). What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly becomes an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. 

Huh. I don’t know about you, but I’m still baffled. Oh, I know – think of the worst trip you’ve ever experienced, along with the first time you ate those brownies, and then get on a roller coaster. Or, if this is no help to you, you can also read Ari Aster’s own words summarizing his latest creepy film:

“It’s a breakup movie, in the same way that Hereditary is a family tragedy,” Aster shared. “It’s less overtly a horror movie, but it’s still working in that same space. It’s very macabre. But people shouldn’t go in expecting Hereditary. 

It’s a Wizard of Oz for perverts.”

Now wasn’t that helpful? Honestly, you have to be a fan of Aster’s to know that the more insane and disturbing, the better. And you have five months to be confused, irritated, or excited because Midsommar opens August 9, 2019.

The film also stars Will Poulter, Vilhem Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Ellora Torchia, and Archie Madekwe.

Kerri Caldwell

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