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Episode 149 – Midsommar

We’re talking about Midsommar, the 2019 film about trauma, Swedish folk traditions, and the horrors of white supremacy!

Who doesn’t love summer vacation in the sunshine? Maybe the strange commune you’re staying with gets a little murder-y when you sneak a peek at their sacred text, but who doesn’t? Nothing to worry about here! We’re talking about Midsommar, the 2019 film about trauma, Swedish folk traditions, and the horrors of white supremacy!

Warnings: This discussion contains mentions of a number of things that may be distressing to listeners, including suicide, emotional abuse, drug abuse and use, and rape. All of this discussion pertains to the film.

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

Folk Horror -a cinematic history by Peter Raagaard

Midsommar: Thing Theory by Robert Spadoni

Midsommar’s Audiovisual Tricks by Spikima Movies

The Satanic Death-cult Is Real by Sophie Lewis

Blood and Tears and Potions and Flame: Excesses of Transformation in Ari Aster’s Midsommar by Sandra Huber

How Midsommar Brainwashes You by Acolytes of Horror

So, We’re Just Going To Ignore The Sunlight Then? Aesthetic Whiteness In Midsommar by Lea Anderson

Midsommar’s Real Villains Aren’t Murderous Pagans. They’re Grad Students. by Rebecca Onion

“Everyone Deserves a Family”: The Triple Bind of Family in Ari Aster’s Horror by Adam F Braun

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