Revisiting Midsommar in 2022: Still a Folk Horror Masterpiece

We were honored this week by the presence of Stacie Ponder (aka Finalgrrl!) — co-host of the Gaylords of Darkness podcast — for our discussion of Midsommar. We are doing “Join Us June” all month on You Love to See It (our movie podcast!), watching movies about cults in some…

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Imagining a Pop Star Bidding War For Midsommar’s Dress Will Get Me Through Today

In times of quarantine, we must latch onto whatever distractions we can so we don’t have to think about the state of the world or the fact that we’ve spent 95% of our time this past month in our homes. I don’t know about the rest of you, but today…

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The New ‘Final Girls’ of Horror Embrace their Dark, Delicious Lives

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… It’s another FangByte article! Welcome to our autumnal crop of Halloween themed Fanbyte fun (that we like to call FangByte). Each day on the week of Halloween, we’ll have more pieces dealing with creepy, crawly topics across games and other pop culture. Make…

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Emotional Absence and Isolation in Midsommar

A young man, Christian, shamefacedly sidles out from a jeering, aggrieved knot of his male friends to take a phone call from his girlfriend Dani. “This is literally abuse,” one buddy cautions him, referring to Dani’s emotionally demanding family life and reliance on Christian for support. When Christian answers, though,…

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Midsommar Review: Terror in Broad Daylight

In Eli Roth’s film Hostel, a group of American teens are sold into the world of professional murder-torture while trying to have a fun adventure in Europe. A twist near the end (I’m fair certain you don’t care about spoilers from 2005) is that only one of the fratty American…

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