People who just watched the new horror film 'Midsommar' have claimed that it's so scary that they feel terrified, and can't sleep after watching it.
We've all heard of the frightening stories that people talk about after viewing certain horror films. Whether it's losing consciousness due to sheer fright or a deep psychological paranoia induced by the supernatural elements in the movie, we can all agree that watching certain horror movies in the right setting is a one-way ticket to shiverland. 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.
Yesterday, during the 9pm screening of #midsommar, about 25 people all left the screen at once to get air. I have never been more excited to see a film!— Gráinne Blumenthal (@ThatOneWhoSings) July 6, 2019
I wouldn’t recommend Midsommar if you suffer from an anxiety disorder. It was a tough watch— Bella Gregory (@bellargregory) July 6, 2019
Directed by Ari Aster who is also behind last year’s stomach-churning thriller movie, Hereditary, Midsommar stars Florence Pugh Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, and Will Poulter. So, if you like the idea of being pretty scarred right down to your soul and psyche, and you don’t really care for sleep, Midsommar could just be the film for you to cringe about for the next few weeks.
In fact, Midsommar is said to be so scary that even Will Poulter, who starred in the film, was left terrified while watching it. Speaking on Chris Evans' Virgin Radio Breakfast Show earlier today, the British actor shared, "It is rare to see something you are in and be genuinely so affected by it when you can presumably see the scenes and the working out as it were. "This one terrified me to my core, despite the fact I knew it was a film I was in."
Even Will Poulter is ‘disturbed’ by new horror movie Midsommar – and he was in it https://t.co/URl2zFSN3W— NewsfeedsMedia (@NewsfeedsMedia) July 6, 2019
The plot in the horror movie 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 might have probably guessed by now, 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's official trailer itself offered us some bits and pieces of cynicism, which gave us a taste of what lies ahead. Some vicious scenes such as disembowelment and brutal beatings already got fans terrified. But get this, those who have seen the movie claim that the trailer doesn’t show anything close to the horror of what really lies ahead once inside the movie. Wow, talk about suspense! These very fans went from claiming that the movie made them want to pass out. Some people also say there are scenes from the movie so horrifying that they are permanently scarred for life, Midsommar sure doesn’t sound like a movie for the faint-hearted. But for those with nerves of steel, this seems like the perfect weekend experience!
I knew @AriAster was directing this film since he started on it last year so I've been anticipating the release here in UK & today I will get to see it. 💪 Found a good non spoiler review. I'm convinced. (Movies & Munchies channel). #Midsommar #AriAster https://t.co/cLtXUbXhUc— Hilda Murphy (@Hilda_winenot) July 6, 2019
The horror genre is slowly evolving into deeper layers of plot and theme. The scriptwriters and audio-visual professionals are innovating with new and improved techniques which breath new life into providing audiences with the thrills they seek. Midsommar may just be the start of a new wave of horror movies that leave even the most stone cold horro movie veteran terrified. The days of audio-visual bursts and wet-hair ghosts are long gone because it just goes to show that these age-old jump-scare techniques just don't work with the mature cinema watching audience that has too evolved over the decades. But now we have a brand new horror movie has come to the cinemas that have been deemed so scary, people are falling sick and facing trouble sleeping at night.