Midsommar: A Beautiful Film Despite its Disturbing Plot


Ashlee Mirabal, Brimstone Reporter

As Halloween approaches and the leaves fall lightly on the ground, it’s time to bring out the dvd’s, grab your snacks, and lay back for a night of horror.


 There are many iconic Halloween films which are beloved by many. Some fan favorite Halloween films include Hocus Pocus, Halloween, Coraline, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, The Adam’s Family, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloweentown, The Shining, and much more! 


But there is one film that isn’t talked about enough, and that’s Midsommar. The first time I watched the film, I wasn’t sure whether it was as terrifying and disturbing as people said it was. Let’s just say it left my skin crawling. The film is disgusting, unsettling, disturbing, but cinematically beautiful. Sure, this film doesn’t have a serial killer roaming around a small, quiet town and murdering the sex crazed teenagers, there isn’t much blood, and there isn’t a final girl, but Midsommar leaves you questioning many things, including how anyone can sleep through the night after experiencing it.


Don’t expect this to be your regular Halloween slasher film. While it is cinematically breathtaking, make sure not to judge a book by its cover and that you have a strong enough stomach to get through the movie. This film is all over the place, but it’s also an unsettling masterpiece, which demands to be seen throughout the film. Personally, I have never been sensitive to gore and many other disturbing things, but this film definitely made my stomach churn and forced me to keep an eye open during the night. Who knew that cults, sunshine, barns, and dancing could be so disgustingly terrifying?


If you are sensitive to gore, explicit images, or anything that can cause post traumatic stress, I highly suggest you not to watch this film.