Ari Aster & The Modern Horror Flick

Abigail Jacqueline
5 min readAug 15, 2020

A review of how Midsommar & Hereditary succeed by provoking divine discomfort in their audiences

Midsommar (2019) & Hereditary (2018)

Long gone are the days of cult followings in horror movies such as Halloween or the Scream saga; modern times call for thought provoking, uncomfortable films about cults.

But how do these modern horror films pan out against the classic slasher flicks of the olden days?