The latest trailer for Ari Aster’s Midsommar continues to show just how brutal this movie is going to be. But it’s not just going for the gore; it may just tear you open emotionally, too.
The trailer starts with Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) fighting, then cutting his friends talking about how much of a bitch she is and how they just need to break up. It all goes downhill from there as Dani invites herself on their boy’s trip. Aster described Midsommar as an “apocalyptic break-up movie” and this new trailer really drives that point home.
But, deception is everywhere and one of Christian’s friends is not what he says. He appears to have infiltrated the friend group to persuade them, especially Dani, to attend the festival. It seems that Midsommar may continue the themes of inevitability seen in Aster’s directorial debut, Hereditary.
Another striking feature is just how bright Midsommar is going to be. In the summertime in Sweden, the sun blazes in the sky at 9 PM. There is no skulking around in the dark or the shadows; everything unfolds out in the open. Brightness usually creates a sense of safety. But, Aster is violating that safety by pagan rituals. This won’t be the typical horror film where horrors only happen in the cover of darkness.
Here is the official full synopsis:
Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
Will Poulter (Bandersnatch, The Little Stranger) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) will also star in the film.
Midsommar is coming to theatres on July 3rd. What do you think of the latest trailer? Are you excited for Aster’s newest film? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!