Things go bump in the night, but in "Midsommar," even greater evils await in the bright daylight.
In what Aster has described as a breakup movie, Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple whose relationship is crumbling. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani joins Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village.
But what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into a violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
“It’s very macabre," Aster told fans earlier this year. "But people shouldn’t go in expecting ‘Hereditary.’ It’s a ‘Wizard of Oz’ for perverts.”
"Midsommar" opens in theaters July 3.