With its first poster’s bright pastel colours and seemingly joyful celebrations, you’d be forgiven for thinking Ari Aster‘s new flick, Midsommar, is going to be a nice movie. It’s not, folks, it’s described as Scandinavian folk horror”.

Yeah, look, I’m not entirely sure what that means, but what I do know is two things: Aster’s last film – which, amazingly, was also his first – was the disturbing Hereditary, and secondly, the first teaser trailer for Midsommar is all sorts of disturbing.

Starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, the movie is about a young woman and her boyfriend who take off on a summer trip to their mate’s hometown in rural Sweden. As you can probably appreciate, there’s some weird shit going on there which escalates into some kind of pagan cult ritual. Sounds gnarly as hell.

You can check out the trailer for yourself below.

There’s something about the way it blends such a bright aesthetic with absolute terror that’s so unsettling. By the looks of it, you can expect some pretty wild scenes, including a bear cut wide open on some kind of altar, someone falling from a huge cliff, some blood wiping stone business, and whatever the fuck is happening in that room at the very end. There are an awful lot of weird noises going on in there.

You can see the first poster for Midsommar below.

The flick is due for release on August 9, so a little bit of a wait, but it looks like it’ll definitely be worth it.

Image: A24