WATCH: The first tease at the follow-up to Hereditary reveals it is out much sooner than expected 3 years ago

WATCH: The first tease at the follow-up to Hereditary reveals it is out much sooner than expected

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It also features one of Ireland's biggest new acting talents.

Hereditary was released less than a year ago, but the movie's writer and director Ari Aster is already gearing up to release his next movie.

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In case we didn't already make it abundantly clear - like when we named it our favourite movie of 2018 - we were HUGE fans of Hereditary, so to say that we're excited about whatever Aster does next is a bit of an understatement, which is why we've got our eyes glued to everything to do with Midsommar.

On Tuesday evening, A24 tweeted out the following mini-animation, which simply features four young ladies having a little flagpole dance, which seems innocuous enough. But if you've seen Hereditary, then you already know that innocuous doesn't exist in Aster's wheelhouse:

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Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppy.

In terms of plot, and who else is involved, here is what we know so far.

Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) and Jack Reynor (Sing Street) will play a couple that travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for it's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

So... Wicker Man vibes, for sure.

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The movie also stars Will Poulter (Detroit) and William Jackson Harper (Chidi from The Good Place!), while Aster described the movie as an "apocalyptic break-up movie", and also told The Hollywood Reporter that "It’s Scandinavian folk horror. That is the only other horror movie I have. And I’m pretty sure that’s going to be it for a long time."

Get it while you can!

Midsommar is set for release in US cinemas on Friday 9 August, with an Irish release surely to arrive soon afterwards.

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