The first trailer for Midsommar, the next film Hereditary writer-director Ari Aster, has arrived–and it’s scary, shocking, and filled with Pagan mythology.

There isn’t a whole lot to go on, but in the trailer we learn there is a nine-day festival that happens once every 90 years that may not be what it seems. Attendees are given some kind of ayahuasca-like psychedelic drug that “opens you up to the influence,” but what that is remains unclear.

It’s a chilling trailer that seems to contain many teases and references to some of the horror that awaits those who attend the festival. In one scene, we see people opening up a bear and removing its guts. We can only imagine why.

Midsommar stars Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family), Jack Reynor (Glassland), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), and Will Poulter (Black Mirror). The movie hits theatres this summer.

Aster also wrote and directed 2018’s Hereditary starring Toni Collette. The movie was praised by critics, including here at GameSpot where reviewer Michael Rougeau called it an excellent horror film.



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