As we are all well aware by now, presuming you are following my blog in a somewhat consistent manner, I am an avid watcher of horror movies. Blaine, my fiancé, is as well, although I’ve kind of forcefully converted him to enjoying them because I’ve made him watch so many with me.
He’s a great guy.
I had heard about ‘Midsommar’ when it first came out in 2019, and because a lot of things I heard about it were regarding its shock factor, I knew it was one to add to my mental list of scary movies to tune into. Blaine and I finally had the opportunity to watch it ourselves about a week ago, and let’s just say I haven’t really stopped thinking about it since.
Starring Florence Pugh as Dani, ‘Midsommar’ follows her, her boyfriend, and a group of her boyfriend’s university buddies as they travel to Sweden to partake in a festival that takes place once every 90 years. They are invited by one of Dani’s boyfriend’s buddies as he is originally from Sweden, but studying abroad in America.
Allow me to note that prior to travelling to Sweden, Dani undergoes a traumatic, harrowing situation regarding her family, so she isn’t exactly herself once they arrive in Europe.
Things are seemingly normal when the group arrives in Sweden, though suspicions begin to arise from them pertaining to the actual festival they have been invited to attend. It’s revealed that they have actually been trapped in Sweden by a Scandinavian pagan cult, and leaving the ‘festival’ isn’t exactly a feasible option for them.
I don’t want to give anything away, but I can say this is arguably one of the best executed horror films I’ve seen in a long time. It takes a little while for the plot to build, but once it does, trust me when I say you’re in for a hell of a ride.