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It’s almost time to for horror fans to rejoice, as we’re only a few days away from all the fright-filled festivities of Midsommar hitting the big screen everywhere. And before we get swept away by all the revelries, we thought this was the perfect time to hear from writer/director Ari Aster as well as Midsommar co-star Jack Reynor about their experiences collaborating on Aster’s disturbing slice of folk horror.

During our interview with the duo, Aster discussed his approach to the Horga community so that he could make it feel real, lived in, and steeped in tradition, and how he and his production designer Henrik Svensson worked on building the world of Hälsingland together over the course of several years. Reynor talked about how his character, Christian, fits into the world of Midsommar and how he avoided the pratfalls of making his less-than-stellar boyfriend just another one-dimensional antagonist in a horror movie.

Look for Midsommar in theaters on July 3rd, courtesy of A24!

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In case you missed it, check HERE to read our review of Midsommar!

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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