A24 teases Midsommar, Ari Aster’s new horror film
Director Ari Aster took the horror world by storm with his jaw-dropping Hereditary. Now, A24 is teasing his follow-up, Midsommar. The studio, which also financed Hereditary, posted a 15-second animated teaser to Twitter. While it doesn’t reveal much (except for a release date this “sommar”), there’s something inherently creepy about it.
The film follows a couple, played by Jack Reynor (Strange Angel) and Florence Pugh (Outlaw King), who are traveling through Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The film will also star Will Poulter (Detroit), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Ellora Torchia (Broadchurch), Archie Madekwe (Teen Spirit) and relative newcomer Vilhem Blomgren.
Aster’s Hereditary may have been shut out of the Oscars this year, but it managed to clean up at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Star Toni Colette won Best Actress for her role, with Alex Wolff winning Best Supporting Actor. Aster himself won Best Director for the horror feature, who also took home the award for Best Screenplay. The film also won for Best Kill and Best Wide-Release Movie.
Midsommar will hit theaters on August 9.
(h/t Bloody Disgusting)