People Are Having Difficulty Sleeping After Watching New Horror Film Midsommar
People generally go to watch horror films in order to be given a fright and spooked out a bit; but when people are struggling to get to sleep and complaining of having horrifying images seared into their brains, you have to ask whether a horror film has done too good a job.
Midsommar has only just been released and petrified viewers are already flocking to social media to confide in each other, seemingly unsure whether they loved or hated the film.
The horror follows a couple and their two friends as they travel to a rural town in Sweden for a festival in the middle of the summer solstice. But - as you could probably guess - the festival doesn't turn out to be the idyllic retreat they'd hoped for; rather, they find themselves in the clutches of a barbaric and sinister cult.
The film is directed by Ari Aster - the man behind last year's Hereditary - and stars Florence Pugh (who you may know from the far less disturbing Fighting with My Family), Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, and Will Poulter.
Judging by the initial response on Twitter, it seems the film has proven that a horror can terrify the life out of you without everything being all dark and gloomy all the time:
There are many images from #Midsommar that are so horrifying they have been permanently seared into my brain. I see flashes them of them at random. Damn you, Ari !- Zack Sharf (@ZSharf) July 2, 2019
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I was going to sleep tonight but after seeing #MIDSOMMAR I guess I'm just going to stare at the ceiling for hours trying to come to terms with what I just saw- Will 'I will fight the sun' Amos (@WillAmos1) July 3, 2019
#MIDSOMMAR. wow. i don't know that i've ever felt so gutted and seen by a movie. i felt sick, i felt joy - i felt so much. above all else: i've never seen such a wicked, accurate depiction of intoxicating mania. i adored it and i hate it. florence pugh is god level.- lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) June 19, 2019
So, if you like the idea of being scarred for life and you don't really care for sleep, Midsommar could be the film for you.
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