Director: Ari Astor
Well that’s some fucked up shit right there
I’ve half a mind to leave it there cos this may be a film that will have you giggling at its ridiculousness or loving its hutzpah and willingness to go full man gone mind mental.
Basic story is Dani (Florence Pugh) and her boyfriend Christian are having problems but a sudden tragedy prevents them splitting as Dani grieves. In an attempt to keep things together they agree to go to Sweden with some friends (including Chidi from The Good Place and Will Poulter) to an unusual commune full of white clothed smiling young and bearded old people playing panpipes and dancing. If that doesn’t set your “dangerous weirdo alert” alarm bells ringing then you haven’t watched enough movies.
What follows is a descent into bizarre rituals, horror film tropes of people going along with unlikely events until it just gets more and more trippy. Sex, violence, primal screaming, group orgasms and choral singing – one man’s delightfully odd dreamworld can be another’s pretentious twaddle.
Approach with caution as calling it a “horror film” doesn’t really cover it. I enjoyed it and really like it tonight but ask me again in a week or so
Might appeal to people who enjoyed:
To list films it is like might be a spoiler so I wont but if you saw ‘Hereditary’ Astor also directed then you may guess where a lot of this is going