Midsommar ★★★★★

A spiritual successor of sorts to Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man, Midsommar is exceedingly unsettling, and though not as tight of a feature as Hereditary, is very much a worthy followup from Aster. Though it does retain a lot of influence from Hardy's classic, Midsommar definitely brings its own merits to the table, and may be among the most unique horror films I've seen in recent memory- it may contain familiar tropes, as Hereditary does, but it's what it does with those tropes that's genuinely strange, surprising and perhaps most importantly, horrifying.

Definitely one of the best films to fall under the new Folk Horror boom- a boom that I'm so glad exists, as it's one of my favorite sub-genres. As with Hereditary, I'm not going to give away much in this review, as I want viewers to know as little as possible, but I can say as a bit of a folk horror enthusiast, this is one of the all-time greats.

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