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John Ruhl’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Most other horror films rarely manage to have a scene that truly sticks with the viewer. Midsommar has several.
This is a confident film. One that knows that no matter how much you may try to not let it infest the darkest corners of your brain, it will.
The first cult ritual managed to somehow be even more shocking than I had originally anticipated. The quick shots of the bodies bouncing back from the concrete were undoubtedly the most gruesome I’ve seen in a mainstream horror film in years. And that includes Hereditary. However, while the movie doesn’t have *just* as much riveting emotion as Hereditary (it’s still razor thin), the haunting imagery is still in graphic, mezmorizing display. And wow is it a sight to behold.