As much I can appreciate the film’s foray into realm of Tim Burton, there’s a point where zany just isn’t scary. Sure, there were shudders, jolts and occasional yelps in the audience, but there was mocking laughter equally present in the film’s gravest moments.
In an interview with Slate, Aster remarks, “Life is suffering. I agree with that, and I think it’s therapeutic to give expression to that … there’s also this high-minded part of me that wants to do it in the most elegant way possible. That’s where this (Midsommar) comes from.”