It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for the trailer for Ari Aster’s hugely anticipated Hereditary follow-up, Midsommar, to arrive. We’ve been picking apart clues and searching for meaning in vague social media posts. Well, the nightmare is finally over. Or, er, just beginning. The trailer is here and, in spite of its incredibly bright, sunny, cinematography, the thing is bloody terrifying.
Starring Lady Macbeth and Fighting With My Family breakout Florence Pugh as Dani, who reluctantly goes on a trip with boyfriend Christian (Irish actor Jack Reynor, what up homie) to try save their ailing relationship following a family tragedy, the flick is tantalisingly described as a “dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.”
Marketing material has been incredibly impressive thus far (check out the gorgeous poster above) and this trailer fulfills the promise of an earlier teaser to an insane degree. Midsommar looks super atmospheric and cult-y, which is a far cry from the familial horrors of the rightfully lauded Herditary. It quite literally cannot come quick enough.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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.
Pugh and Reynor are backed up by the likes of The Good Place‘s William Jackson Harper, as well as Detroit‘s Will Poulter, Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe, and Ellora Torchia. Aster helmed the movie and wrote the script himself too.
Midsommar lands in theaters July 3, 2019. Stay tuned to the site for more info in the meantime and check out the creepy trailer for yourself below. Let the festivities begin…