Ari Aster's Midsommar is a terrifying horror and thriller with an entangling dramatic plot. He did a splendid job in highlighting the aftereffects of a tragedy. Portraying the effects of losing a family on a person's mind, personality, and relationships in such a mysterious way is praise worthy.
Dani, played by Florence Pugh, is suffering from the loss of her family. In her wake, she seeks consolation and warmth, but the relationship with Christian, her boyfriend, is falling apart. To keep herself from breaking, the couple goes on a trip to Harga, a remote Swedish village.
Things turn eerie and gory when the couple and friends are involved in pagan cult rituals. The rituals are ruthless and the villagers are queerer. Amidst all the blood and slasher, Dani seems to find solace. If you are looking for horror movies with gory scenes like Midsommar, below are some recommendations.
Best Movies Similar to Midsommar (2019):
- Get Out (2017)
- The Wicker Man (1973)
- Hereditary (2018)
- Us (2019)
- The Witch (2015)
- Mother (2017)
- The Ritual (2017)
- The Lighthouse (2019)
- Let the Right One In (2008)
- Green Room (2015)
- The Invitation (2015)
- Children of the Corn (1984)
- The Other Lamb (2019)
Similar to Midsommar, Get Out is also a thrilling yet scary movie. The plot highlights the insecurities and preferences of people regarding color. The film portrays a white girl named Rose and Chris, her black boyfriend.
The photographer, Chris, is forced to join Rose at a family gathering. Nervous, Chris notices the pretense of the family and finds their behavior strange. However, things turn dark when, during the weekend, Chris discovers the family members' true identities, leading it to become all gory.
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Tagged as one of the most genuinely terrifying movies from the olden period, The Wicker Man is another Midsommar. Except that this time it revolves around Sergeant Howie!
The man himself is ordered to inquire about a missing girl's case that leads him to Summerisle, a Scottish Island. Like Harga, Howie discovers Summerisle's malevolent rituals and finds himself entangled in them.
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Like how Dani suffered from losing her loved ones, Hereditary depicts a family in ruin as they lose their mother. Annie, the protagonist and her siblings are struggling with their life as stranger things happen.
Soon Annie discovers that her mother's death was related to the demon Paimon. Things turn eerie as all family members suffer one by one. Annie turns to the demon Paimon only to discover that her mother was a worshiper of Paimon as well.
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Us is a physiological horror and thriller movie based on the concept of doppelgangers. It is one of the gruesome movies that leave a bitter aftertaste and chills. Adelaide, a young girl, goes on a trip with her family to their childhood home.
Things take an unexpected turn as the family is confronted by their lookalikes. Trying to outrun them, each family member has a scene with their respective hideous doppelganger. The one who takes attention is Red, Adelaide's copy. But there are more mysteries than one can imagine.
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Set in the olden times, The Witch follows a similar plot as Midsommar. Thomasin, played by Anya Taylor, a young girl, is blamed for neglecting her brother and leading him to death.
With her strange behavior and dark aura, her younger siblings discover that Anya practices witchcraft. This leads to a series of sinister events and the manifestation of much dark folklore.
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