Midsommar gave me flavours of Hitchcock and Sunday afternoons. Maybe because that’s when I remember watching Hitchcock films when I was younger or maybe it was something else. Currently showing on Netflix, if you haven’t seen this movie yet.
When a young couple, on the brink of breaking up, take a trip with friends to a once in a lifetime midsummer festival in Sweden their relationship is tested. The festivities take a dark turn as the group are invited to partake in the rituals and village life.
Starring Florence Pugh (Marcella, Black Widow), Jack Reynor (Macbeth, Strange Angel), Vilhelm Blomgren (The Last Letter from Your Lover, My Father Marianne), William Jackson Harper (The Underground Railroad, The Good Place), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Ellora Torchia (The Nevers, The Split), and written and directed by Ari Aster (Hereditary).
A Sunday afternoon horror -Barring the gory bits and that sex ritual bit, which probably aren’t suitable for Sunday afternoon TV, this film reminded me of watching Alfred Hitchcock movies on Sunday afternoons. The levels of suspense were there, the uncertainty of what might happen next threaded through every scene but in a subtle way. I did spend a lot of the film reminding myself it was a horror movie, that whole shot during the day thing was a little off-putting. But at the same time, you could really feel Dani’s pain and uncertainty. An enjoyable movie, although I wasn’t expecting it to end quite so soon.
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