Midsommar, the creepiest horror film ever created, has just landed on Netflix UK and Ireland.
Written and directed by Ari Aster, the brains behind supernatural thriller Hereditary, the incredibly unsettling and unusual movie was released in 2019.
The film follows a group of friends who travel from the US to Sweden for a festival that occurs once every 90 years – only to be terrorised a Scandinavian pagan cult.
It stars a host of famous faces, including Florence Pugh (Little Women), Will Poulter (We’re the Millers) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place).
With such an impressive cast, it’s no wonder the movie was praised by critics.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 396 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10.
The critics consensus states: “Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.”
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— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 5, 2021
On Metacritic, the film has gained an average score of 72 out of 100, based on 54 critics, indicating “generally favourable reviews.”
While Refinery29 summed up the film’s director perfectly, writing: “Ari Aster established himself as one of the trippiest, most batsh*t crazy, and brilliant horror directors with 2017’s Hereditary.
“Those of you who were brave enough to see his debut outing will know that when it comes to atmosphere, tension, and gore, Aster rarely holds back.”
Announcing the drop on Twitter, Netflix wrote: “Another Monday morning… Realising that Midsommar is now on Netflix.”
The post was accompanied by pictures of Pugh’s character Dani distressed and then smiling creepily.
Many fans were delighted by the news, with one tweeting: “Was just looking for this the other night, after going on a Florence Pugh binge, thank you!”
A second said: “This just made my day.”
Another added: “Nailed it this time round lads.”
A fourth remarked: “Why do you keep doing this to me.”
While one person replied: “Bring on the nightmares!!!!!”
Despite it’s critical success, the film has long divided audiences, and not everyone was pleased by the film’s arrival.
One person said: “Probably one of the worst films I’ve ever seen.”
While a second added: “I felt very ill after watching that.”
A third chimed in: “Such an odd film.”
yes im still pissed that florence pugh wasn’t oscar nominated for midsommar pic.twitter.com/SrEgne16UB
— t (@yelenaspugh) June 28, 2021
Fans of Ari Aster’s work will be excited to hear that he is currently working on a new film called Disappointment Blvd.
The new project will star Joaquin Phoenix after his Oscar win for The Joker.
Little is currently known about the film itself – but it’s been described by Deadline as “an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.”
As Phoenix couldn’t be more in demand following his powerful portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime – fans are certain this means the script is something very special.
Disappointment Blvd. is also set to star big names such as Nathan Lane (The Lion King), Patti LuPone (Evita) and Amy Ryan (The Office).
Though the film currently has no release date – it started production on June 28, 2021.
Thankfully, for those who can’t wait that long, Midsommar is available to stream right now on Netflix UK and Ireland.
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