Ten Must See Midsommar Films
Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim, notably regarding Florence Pugh's stunning performance. The horror film has stood the test of time so far, because Pugh has since increased her profile and because Aster has remained relevant in the genre. Here are ten of the most terrifying films from the past few years.
You Must See These 10 Midsommar Films
It Follows, a film directed by David Robert Mitchell, was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and was released in theaters in early 2015; it grossed enough to cover its modest expense.
The Witch, released in 2015, is the world's first look at two of the most well-known actors in the entertainment industry right now. Robert Eggers directed The Lighthouse, The Northman, and is now filming Nosferatu. Taylor-Joy plays Anya Taylor-Joy in his breakout role, which earned her an Emmy nomination.
This critically-acclaimed French film from 2016 by Julia Ducournau is not for everybody's stomach. It follows Justine's (Garance Marillier) slow descent into cannibalism after she starts attending veterinary school. It is well-shot and scripted but contains some horrific scenes that will turn off many people.
Get Out, a disturbing and scary film, was created and directed by Jordan Peele, who was well-known for sketch comedy and drama Midsommar.
Toni Colette plays the mother of a family who recently lost her mom, much like Eggers' The Witch and Jordan Peele's Hereditary was the feature film debut that put Ari Aster on the map, one of the most respected independent filmmakers right now.
If the name sounds familiar by now, it might be because it was mentioned in a previous article on the list. The Lighthouse was Robert Eggers' directorial follow-up to The Witch, and while it may not be as scary as Midsommar, it is nonetheless a very disturbing movie, like it. The Lighthouse follows the gradual descent into chaos by two lighthouse keepers, played by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, who live on their own on a remote island in the late 19th
Jordan Peele's directorial follow-up to Midsommar is provided here. Us is a film about the Wilsons, who take their kids on a small trip to Santa Cruz with their friends, the Tyler family (Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), who realize that the intrusions are not that bad.
The Empty Man was directed by David Prior and features, among others, James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, and Stephen Root. The film was initially rejected by audiences, despite an overall positive reception from critics, and is already attracting a cult following.
Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Chase Sui Wonders, Lee Pace, and Pete Davidson star in Halina Reijn's Bodies Bodies. What started as a harmless way to spend time and get high on drugs and alcohol quickly became a slasher and literal backstabbing tale.
Tess, a young lady who rents an Airbnb property, realizes that it has been double booked upon her arrival; she soon regrets it; the property has a horrific secret that is more terrifying than anyone else. The film, released in late 2022, grossed almost $50 million at the box office on a modest $4 million budget.
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