We feel fairly confident that general audiences are not prepared for Midsommar. Don’t let those bright colors fool you: This is one spiritually dark, super gory, strange and reflexive horror movie, one that mines human pain for purpose. It’s freaky, it’s beautiful, it’ll steal your breath away; it’s basically everything you can expect from an Ari Aster movie after his feature debut, Hereditary.
If you’re interested in Midsommar, but feeling a little unsafe headed to the theater, A24 has released a brand new trailer that—in our opinion—is pretty heavy with spoilers. We won’t get too specific about just what this new promo is revealing, but you can probably do most of that guesswork on your own.
Here’s the official synopsis for Midsommar from A24:
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
Midsommar stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, and Vilhelm Blomgren. You can read our review of the two-and-a-half-hour-long cerebral horror extravaganza here. The film hits theaters next Friday, July 3. Are you ready?