Midsommar

Midsommar ★★★★★

Ari Asters' second feature Midsommar is without doubt the best movie I've seen this year.

This movie is a heavenly hell. While the picturesque Swedish esthetic is immensely pleasing, Aster manages to create an everlasting sensation of terror. What really fascinates me, is how it while maybe being one of the most stunningly beautiful films I've ever seen, it's by far one of the most morbid. It grusomeness can only be compared to the Japanese Guinea Pig-films from the 80s and 90s. (And no, you probably shouldn't have googled them.)

Aster also manages to surprise with creative yet immersive editing, sound design that really sent chills down my spine, and I'm extra amazed by how he tells the story by dropping masterfully paced hints of horrors along the way.

Don't be surprised if this movie will be remembered as this generation's answer to The Shining (1980). At least I will remember it that way.

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