Actor Will Poulter says Midsommar’s eerie rural village never felt like a movie set.
A group of American college friends set out on a trek to Sweden in Midsommar, the second horror feature from Hereditary writer/director Ari Aster. Among the group are Dani (Florence Pugh), who’s traumatized by a family tragedy and the downward spiral of her relationship with Christian (Jack Reynor), who’s also on the trip. Joining them are anthropology student Josh (William Jackson Harper) and Christian’s friend Mark (Will Poulter) a loud-mouthed, boorish misogynist whose interests extend mainly to screwing as many Swedish girls as he can.
They are guided by Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren), a Swedish exchange student who is taking them to his ancestral tribe’s remote village for a festival that happens only once every 90 years. Once they arrive in the land of the Harga, the group’s