MIDSOMMAR Is Not Your Average Summer Movie

This is a whole new take on horror. MIDSOMMAR is a slow descent into the unthinkable. From writer/director Ari Aster — who broke totally new ground with “Hereditary” — the film stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, and Will Poulter.

Aster has already proven he has a totally unique vision for the horror genre and this film shows he just keeps innovating. Yes, it’s terrifying — but not in the traditional sense.

“No, no, no. You won’t get creeped out in that sense,” Pugh explained. “There were moments when I slapped my face with my hands, but the beauty of the community and the way that it’s cut, and the rhythm and the music is very ceremonial, and ritualistic. It’s very intriguing to watch. You never go away feeling like this is going to torment you in your room and you’re going to have to check the beds.”

What starts out as a movie about a breakup is skillfully plotted as it breaks down into something terrifying. But, unlike most horror films, it all takes place in bright, relentless sunlight. You can see the whole trailer here:

This film isn’t just for horror lovers — it’s for everyone who loves a beautifully imagined film. You can see MIDSOMMAR in cinemas from July 3.