Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.

  • Released: 2019-07-03
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, Vilhelm Blomgren, Isabelle Grill, Gunnel Fred, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Henrik Norlén, Agnes Westerlund Rase, Julia Ragnarsson, Mats Blomgren, Lars Väringer, Anna Åström, Hampus Hallberg, Liv Mjönes, Louise Peterhoff, Katarina Weidhagen, Björn Andrésen, Tomas Engström, Dag Andersson, Lennart R. Svensson, Anders Beckman, Rebecka Johnston, Tove Skeidsvoll, Anders Back, Anki Larsson, Levente Puczkó-Smith, Frans Cavallin Rosengarten, Vilmos Kolba, Mihály Kaszás, Gabi Fón, Zsolt Bojári, Klaudia Csányi, Anna Berentzen, Austin R. Grant, Maximilian Slash Marton
  • Director: Ari Aster
  • destiny_west - 12 January 2023
    Style over substance
    I love quirky horror films, however Midsommar failed to deliver for me. Sure it is visually beautiful. I would never deny that. The idea of the story is fantastic, but beyond that it is just a hot mess.

    I hope one of the fan theories stating that they think the whole plot line is just a drug fueled illusion is actually the case. I could definitely buy that.

    Over all I was very disappointed with the plot. I wanted so much more. The gore is lacking, any shocks are lacking. I just felt the whole thing was a big blah.

    If you want something visually beautiful to look at, then go ahead. If you are looking for something ground breaking in the horror genre then look away.
  • pauljonathancampbell - 27 December 2022
    Plentiful Style, Not Enough Substance
    Beautiful cinematography, staging and directing with a palpable sense of dread and foreboding despite the bright and sunny setting. You know things are not going to end well, you just don't know how - a modern psychological horror story.

    However, despite the run time and the opportunity to say something significant about relationships given the dynamics included in the initial scenes, the metaphors and messages of this movie are weak at best. A real missed opportunity to elevate this movie.

    Don't take drugs while you're trapped in a cult and isolated in a foreign country with no chance of escape kids.