As US is to GET OUT, so MIDSOMMAR is to HEREDITARY: the difficult second feature, following an outrageously brilliant debut, from an obviously gifted horror auteur. And like US, MIDSOMMAR is nowhere near as scary as its predecessor, nor anywhere near as disciplined, but is terrific fun nonetheless, with plenty of its own charms. It is also – rare these days – one of those films that makes the whole world outside the cinema seem creepy and weird when you emerge. I had a great time, but it won’t be for everyone. It wears its influences on its sleeve, which makes it predictable for those that pick up on the (obvious) references. Aesthetically it’s very fresh, and all aspects of the craft are operating at the highest levels. Pugh is great. Fun!

Leave a Reply