50 Crazy Facts About the Movie ‘Midsommar’ (2022)

Midsommar is the best summer horror movie of the 2010s. It’s wickedly surreal, fiercely original, a visual masterpiece, and filled with arresting plot twists. For those that haven’t seen it, stop reading now and go watch it, as what follows is filled with spoilers.

For those who have seen it, get ready to learn all the fascinating gossip behind the film and all the incredible easter eggs missed details, and lore surrounding this ingenious horror film.

1. The movie takes place in Sweden. But the film was mostly shot in Hungary.

2. Did you notice how the Swedish dialogue spoken by the Hårga natives isn’t subtitled? This is intentional to make the audience feel isolated and confused.

3. Midsommar was produced very quickly. The film was green-lighted on May 18, 2018, and it was released June 18, 2019! That is a radically fast turnaround time of only 396 days from budget approval to theatrical release.

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4. Singer/songwriter Ariana Grande loves Midsommar. She even bid on Florence Pugh’s floral May Queen Gown when it went up for auction at the A24 Charity Auction.

5. Speaking of the A24 Charity Auction, The Academy Museumwon the May Queen Gown dress and paid $65,000 for it.

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6. Here is a very creepy Easter egg about the film. Notice when Dani is lifted onto the pedestal and brought to the dinner table — Dani’s sister’s face is visible in the trees. You can even see the exhaust tube which she used to kill herself.

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7. Dani also has a more explicit hallucination of her dead sister while she is tripping on the mushroom tea.

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8. While everyone is eating, Christian’s drink is red. Everyone else is drinking yellow juice. What’s up with Christian’s drink? The educated inference is that it was steeped with menstrual blood.

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9. There is a funny dark joke hidden in the movie. Jack Reynor’s character’s name is Christian—so the pagans killed the Christian!

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10. The screenplay was written after the writer, Ari Aster, broke up with his girlfriend. In many ways, the plot is a film about breaking up and all the pain and rebirth involved in that process.

11. All of the scenes that take place in the United States were filmed in Utah. But the USA-based scenes are supposed to take place in Minnesota and New York.

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12. All the art in the movie is meaningful. The mural we see in the beginning is particularly meaningful, because it actually conveys the whole plot. Notice how the character Pelle is at the top like a puppet-master controlling Dani and Christian and much of the plot is explained in this image, including the May Queen celebrations.

13. Disney movies inspired some of the art and visual folklore in the movie. While this seems strange at first blush, the movie does have a very fairy-tale vibe to it, if you can manage to avoid all the ritualistic violence and sex.

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14. There is a foreshadowing of the bear sequence and Dani’s queendom, because if you look closely at Dani’s apartment, she has a painting of a bear and a woman wearing a crown above her bed. That painting is “Stackars Basse” by Swedish painter John Bauer, a real artist who focuses on Swedish folklore and mythology.

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15. Although 99% of the film is washed in daylight and the sun plays an important atmospheric role in the movie, the cinematography never once shows the sun directly.

16. Did you notice that the last 20 minutes of the film are rather minimal on dialogue? Although Dani and Christian are clearly the main characters of the story, they do not talk to each other at all during the last 20 minutes of the film, which subconsciously is extremely haunting because it reinforces their isolation from each other.

17. When Dani has a nightmare she breathes out black smoke; this is also a reference to how her sister and parents died.

18. According to writer/director Ari Aster, the Harga is not really a cult. It’s a commune. Here is exactly what he said: “I never called them a cult. For me, they are a community, and they are a family. I wanted them to exist as a place with a history and very clear laws and rules and traditions. I wanted all that to feel very rich, and very lived in.” That said, they’re certainly cult-like, and the way they recruit people is very cultish. So Midsommar is definitely a movie about cults.

19. Ari also says the best way to experience Midsommar is to have no idea what the film is about and go in with no expectations so it will surprise you. So if your friends haven’t seen it, don’t tell them about the plot or even let them watch the trailer.

20. Midsommar was made on a budget of only $9,000,000.

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21. The Wicker Man (1973) by Robin Hardy is considered the genesis of folk horror movies, and it heavily inspired Midsommar.

22. Two Roman Polanski movies also inspired Midsommar: Macbeth (1971) and Tess (1980).

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23. In the New York bar scene, Pelle tells Christian, “Don’t forget about all the Swedish women you can impregnate in June” — little does Christian know!

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24. In Sweden, the Midsummer celebration is inJune. But the movie was not released until July 10, 2019 in Sweden. It was released July 3, 2019 in the United States.

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25. The only American actor in the film was William Jackson Harper. Jack Reynor was born in Colorado but is Irish, Florence Pugh is English, and Will Poulter is English. Everyone else in the film was either Swedish, British, or Hungarian.

26. The Harga, the “cult” in the movie, is a fictional creation. There is no cult like this. That said, real Nordic lore and myth did inspire the film.

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27. Maybe the scariest thing about being in the woods and out in nature is ticks and the threat of what can be a lifetime disabling disease — Lyme. The character Mark expresses his fear of ticks in the film, and this mirrored what director Ari Aster was thinking as he was terrified of getting Lyme disease while filming the movie.

28. Mind-altering drugs are an important plot device in the movie. When they first arrive, the crew trips on mushrooms. The other drug we know that is administrated is bark of the yew tree, which is a mostly toxic chemical but has a long history in European folklore. It seems like other drugs are taken as well before the May Queen ceremony.

29. The original cut of the movie was rated NC-17. To get the R rating and make it a mainstream film, 30 minutes or so were cut. That footage is now available in a director’s-cut version.

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30. When the group is sitting in their New York apartment, there is a book on the coffee table called The SecretNazi Languageof the Uthark, and some viewers find this to be a subtle reference to right-wing populism in Europe and Nordic culture’s largely homogenous populations.

31. Midsommar has one of the most insane sex scenes ever made in a mainstream Hollywood production. It was unique because unlike traditional horror movies that exploit the women on screen, it humanizes Jack Reynor’s male character. Jack Reynor embraced this part of the role and has full frontal nude scenes in the movie.

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32. The ättestupa sequence in the film — that is, the part where the elderly couple kills themselves by jumping off a ledge — has Björn Andrésenplaying the male part. Björn Andrésenis a famous Swedish actor and was at one point called the most beautiful person in the world. Björn’s real life is full of tragedy and became the subject of the 2021 documentary The Most Beautiful Boy in the World.

33. Audiences in Sweden did not find the movie scary. Rather, they thought it was comical, a kind of dark comedy with many humorous elements.

34. Here are three crazy incidents within the plot as written by users on IMDb:

  • “Early in the film, Simon sees a group of kids playing and asks Pelle what they are doing. Pelle explains that they are playing ‘Skin the fool.’ During the sacrifice scene at the end of the film, Mark’s skinned and mutilated body is carried into the temple with a jester’s hat atop his head. The kids’ game may have been derived from the actual practice of ‘skinning the fool’ for the Midsummer sacrifice.”
  • “When Josh sneaks away to photograph pictures of the ‘Rubi Radr’ holy book, he thinks that he sees Mark standing in the doorway of the temple; it is in fact Ulf (the man who screamed at Mark for urinating on the ancestral tree) wearing Mark’s skin. (This is confirmed by the screenplay). Earlier Mark had asked Josh if he thought that Ulf was going to kill him for urinating on the tree. Though it happens offscreen, this is exactly what happens.”
  • “Simon’s fate is based on a Viking ritualized execution method called blood eagle, in which victims were placed in a prone position, their ribs severed from the spine with a sharp tool, and their lungs pulled through the opening to create a pair of ‘wings.’ The victim would supposedly be alive and conscious through the process and not die until sometime after (likely from blood loss). As such, when Christian finds him, Simon is still breathing, though barely, if at all, conscious. As he was a part of the sacrifice, he does die sometime between Christian finding him and the final ritual: It can even be argued that he died while Christian was there, since he only breathes once or twice during the scene. Simon being alive and breathing when Christian finds him, however, is highly improbable due to the fact that the lungs require the diaphragm to expand the lungs to inhale air. Although, one explanation to this image is that Christian may be experiencing a residual hallucination from the aphrodisiac he was given earlier by the elder, intensified by the horrific state of Simon’s condition.”

35. Midssomar works as an atmospheric horror movie as well. You could watch it with no sound, and you would still feel the plot and emotion coming through because the visuals are so well-done.

36. Playing off the fact that Midsommar is also a film about breaking up and toxic romantic relationships, A24 gave away free couple counseling to market the movie.

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37. Dani’s last name is Ardor, which means “flame” and could have significance as the movie ends with a massive fire in the temple.

38. Head trauma is a major source of violence in the film. It’s also a major source of violence in Ari Aster’s previous film Heredity.

39. Mark’s death in the movie is rather enigmatic, and most first-time viewers will miss it. Thankfully the critics over at Screenrant sum it up well: “Remember the scene where Josh sneaks out at night to take a forbidden photo of the cult’s hidden book? He gets confronted by someone wearing a terrifying mask, but what you might have missed is that the maskbeing worn ismade from Mark’s skin. Earlier in the film, a group of people was playing a game called ‘skin the fool.’ Mark literally becomes the skinned fool after he pees on the sacred tree branch and gets lured away to his fate.”

40. The Midsommar score, which greatly adds to the film, was by Bobby Krlic. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Bobby Krlic is The Haxan Cloak — the indie experimental artist.

41. According to Spotify, the most popular song from the score/soundtrack is the “Fire Temple” song. This is the last song in the movie as the yellow temple burns down. As a standalone song, it’s a great track with a nice progressive lift towards a clashing and dramatic end.

42. A very talented Reddit user made Disney editions of the characters, which are quite comical and interesting to look at.

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43. With more context shifting, there was also a trailer remix of the movie as a romantic comedy, which is hysterical.

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44. The Swedish flag is blue and yellow. Blue and yellow play a prominent role in the costume design as well.

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45. That said, most of the outfits the villagers wear are vyshyvankas, which aren’t a Swedish and Hälsinglander tradition. It’s actually part of the Ukrainian and Belarusian national costumes.

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46. You might have missed this creepy detail, but the Harga inbreed because they believe incest creates oracle children.

47. The village in the movie only seems to have about 100 people or so, which does not make it genetically sustainable.

48. Florence Pugh had a hard time crying on camera; only with the help of the whole crew was it possible. Here is how she describes it: “I’ve never been an actor that finds it easy to cry on camera. It’s something very personal to me and despite finding other aspects of acting exciting and thrilling, I find crying very scary and at some points in my career directors having to change the scene because I couldn’t do it.”

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49. Regarding the subtle exploration of xenophobia in the film and insular nature of the Swedish commune, when the group first arrives in Hälsingland they pass a sign that says: “Stop mass-migration to HÄLSINGLAND. Vote for a Free North this fall.”

50. Here’s a small goof from the movie. At the end, when corpses are led to the temple, you see crane rails on the left.

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FAQs

Who was wearing Marks face in Midsommar? ›

When Josh sneaks away to photograph pictures of the 'Rubi Radr' holy book, he thinks that he sees Mark standing in the doorway of the temple: it is in fact Ulf (the man who screamed at Mark for urinating on the ancestral tree) wearing Mark's skin. (This is confirmed by the screenplay).

What was the whole point of Midsommar? ›

Midsommar is essentially a two and a half hour study of one woman's emotional journey towards emancipation from a toxic relationship. Like director Ari Aster's first film, Hereditary, it's a dark drama disguised as a terror flick. Unlike Hereditary, it has a happy ending.

What does Dani from Midsommar suffer from? ›

The present study features traumatic incidents accumulated in the main character of Ari Aster's film Midsommar, Dani Ardor, who is literally a schizophrenic.

Is Midsommar based on fact? ›

Here's how true Ari Aster's Midsummer activities are to real-life Swedish traditions. Ari Aster's Midsommar is partially based on a real-life Swedish festival, but the customs don't involve the same violence and pagan cult activities on show in the horror movie.

What did Dani see in the barn? ›

And while yes, by the Midsommar ending Dani's boyfriend Christian is being burned alive in a ritualistic barn, literally inside the carcass of a bear, alongside the mutilated corpses of their friends, Dani has found a sense of community.

Why did the girl smile at the end of Midsommar? ›

Ari Aster: “It's designed to play as a happy ending.” But is it? After all, what she's smiling at is death—the sight of her own boyfriend (and eight others) being engulfed in flames. The grisly finale feels like a moment of triumph for this character who's spent the whole film enduring emotional torment.

What does Dani see in the keyhole? ›

Dani returns to the village just as Christian is carrying out his mandate under extreme duress. She catches sight of the ritual through the temple's keyhole: Middle-aged naked women are writhing and singing around her boyfriend mid-coitus.

What does the bear mean in Midsommar? ›

As we've pointed out before, Christian is sewn into the bear skin to show that he represents the "worst affekts" of the Harga, and is burned to purge the community of its flaws and sins.

Why is Dani the May Queen? ›

Some of those same themes reemerged in 2019's follow-up Midsommar, which centered on Dani, a woman who travels to Sweden and participates in the Harga society's odd annual rituals while still grieving the deaths of her sister and parents, ultimately earning the title of May Queen.

Why did Pelle sacrifice his friends? ›

The Harga, being a white supremacist cult that practice pagan rituals in the modern age, needed sacrifices for their Midsommar festival that occurred once every 90 years. Father Odd decided to task Pelle, who he remarked has an immaculate sense for people, and his brother Ingemar, with bringing them from abroad.

What is Danis sisters full name in Midsommar? ›

Terri is the sister of Dani and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ardor.

How old is Dani Midsommar? ›

All of these factors combined mean that Dani Ardor is most likely between the ages of 24 to 26. In Midsommar, Dani is in the midst of formulating her graduate thesis, celebrating her birthday during the mid-summer of her life, and travels to the Harga festival in Sweden.

Was Simon still alive in Midsommar? ›

In Midsommar, Simon is very much alive and breathing when Christian finds him.

Is Midsommar a real thing in Sweden? ›

Midsummer takes place in June and is a celebration of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is one of the most celebrated holidays in Sweden. A traditional lunch is served in the garden with pickled herring, new potatoes, cured salmon and drinking snaps followed by a drinking song.

Is midsummer a real thing? ›

Midsummer is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in Sweden. Traditionally a May pole is raised which people gather around to dance and sing. Some people wear folk costumes to honour their regions while celebrating.

What is the yellow drink in Midsommar? ›

What is the Hårga drug? Though it's never explicitly revealed, early on in the film when Dani, Christian, Mark, Josh, and Pelle arrive in the village they're all offered magic mushrooms to help them acclimatize to the festivities.

Why are they screaming at the end of Midsommar? ›

Dani has just seen her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) having sex with another woman from the commune, and it causes all her pent-up rage and grief to come pouring out of her. The other women reflect her emotions back at her by screaming and crying as well.

What religion is Midsommar based on? ›

The Midsommar Celebration Is Christian-Based, Not Pagan

Swedish author Po Tidholm, who studies the pagan practices and other traditions of his country, told Esquire that many of the film's rituals are actually based in Christianity: The Swedish "midsommarstång" or "maypole" is said to be of German, Christian heritage.

What happens to mark in Midsommar? ›

The Hårgas kill Mark after he accidentally urinates on their sacred ancestral tree, an act that is interpreted as a massive transgression and insult from the cult's perspective.

What happens at the end of midsummer? ›

Dani discovers Christian in flagrante and finally lets out her howling grief, surrounded by a half-dozen girls who match her keening with their own. Christian finishes the act, then runs out of the mating house naked and discovers, in a chicken coop, what happened to Simon.

Is Midsommar every 90 years? ›

The festival occurs only once every 90 years, and Josh, who is writing his thesis on European midsummer festivities, regards it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Christian had not discussed the trip with Dani, as he intended to break up with her prior to the tragedy with her family.

Who were sacrifices in Midsommar? ›

Four of their own will be sacrificed alongside four outsiders - Mark, Simon, Connie and Josh - and one selected by the May Queen, Dani. The twist is Dani has to choose between a randomly selected Harga (they use a rune style bingo machine) or Christian.

Why did Dani smile at the end of Midsommar Reddit? ›

As a result, when Dani smiles in the last shot, the audience is supposed to feel happy for her that she is now an important member of this group, is free of her boyfriend, and has a new family.

Why are there so many mirrors in Midsommar? ›

The film deals a lot with the nature of reality and being able to 'truly see' the world around us. It seems that Aster uses mirrors as a way to reveal reflections, not of the characters themselves, but their inner thoughts and fears.

What Midsommar means? ›

It's a word found in Swedish, Germany, and other European languages that translates to midsummer, but actually refers to what is technically known as the first day of summer or the summer solstice.

Why did Pelle choose Dani? ›

It is alluded that Pelle and Dani are destined to be together based on the fact that they are an astrological match. Not only is she the ideal person to become the Harga's queen, she is also the ideal mate for Pelle.

Is halsingland real? ›

Hälsingland (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛ̌lːsɪŋland] ( listen)), sometimes referred to as Helsingia in English, is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. It borders Gästrikland, Dalarna, Härjedalen, Medelpad and the Gulf of Bothnia. It is part of the land of Norrland.

How is May Queen chosen? ›

A May queen is selected from a group of 13 upward girls by the young dancers. She returns the next year to crown the new May Queen and stays in the procession. The largest event in this tradition in modern Britain is the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Was Dani destined to be May Queen? ›

Ari Aster's 2019 folk horror film Midsommar features a plethora of foreshadowing that reveals that Dani was destined to become the May Queen. Ari Aster's 2019 folk horror film Midsommar ends with the crowning of Dani as the May Queen, but throughout its entirety it foreshadowed that she it was her destiny all along.

Is Dani the villain in Midsommar? ›

Type of Villain

Dani Ardor is the main protagonist of the 2019 folk horror film Midsommar directed by Ari Aster. A college undergraduate, Dani is the girlfriend of Christian Hughes, and their relationship is distant and toxic before her sister commits a murder-suicide.

Do you feel held by him Dani? ›

Quotes. Pelle : He's my good friend and I like him, but... Dani, do you feel held by him? Does he feel like home to you?

What is Dani studying in Midsommar? ›

Dani was a psychology student and the younger sister to Terri, who suffered from depression and had suicidal tendencies. She was in a relationship with Christian Hughes.

How did Dani Ardors family died? ›

We shortly find out that Dani's sister and parents are dead, in an apparent double murder/suicide, and from the looks of it everyone thinks that Dani's sister is the culprit. But what if there were more sinister forces at play?

What did the email say in Midsommar? ›

In the first scene, Dani attempts to contact her sister Terri due to an ominous email Terri has sent her (“i cant anymore – everything's black – mom and dad are coming too. goodbye”).

What is Dani studying? ›

Dani, 21, is a Sova main and college student studying software engineering out of Canada's capital.

Who is the disfigured boy in Midsommar? ›

Later that night a boy, called Bror, is prepared for a ritualistic drowning wearing natural chainmail. He escapes that fate - seemingly his willingness was enough to appease the gods. However, the boy was wearing the same chainmail that Connie is seen in in the last scene.

Why is Midsommar so disturbing? ›

What Parents Need to Know. Parents need to know that Midsommar is an extremely violent horror movie from the maker of Hereditary. It involves a sinister, ages-old ceremony that includes disturbing rituals. Characters are beaten and smashed, and bodies are cut up and burned (in some cases, alive).

Can you survive a blood eagle? ›

"There is no possibility that a victim would have remained alive throughout the procedure," the researchers wrote. "It is clear that a victim undergoing a 'full' blood eagle would have died long before their ribs could have been formed into the shape of wings and their lungs externalized."

Was there a blood eagle in Midsommar? ›

Simon and Connie decide to leave, however several cultists find Simon and torture him. They then take out his lungs and use them to turn Simon into a blood eagle. They stuff flowers into Simon's eyes as well and leave him in the chicken shack. Christian discovers his body until he is paralyzed by the cultists.

How is Simon still breathing in Midsommar? ›

In the scene, you can also see Simon's lungs slightly inflate, indicating that he is very much still alive. This is confirmed by the Midsommar script, which states that Simon is breathing. Time for a rewatch with fresh eyes.

Is Pelle sacrificed in Midsommar? ›

What Happens At The End Of Midsommar. In the third act of Midsommar, all other guests Pelle has brought over to his ancestral commune for the once-every-90-year midsummer celebration have been quietly killed off for the blood sacrifice except for Dani and Christian.

How long does Midsummer last? ›

In 2022, June 25th is the day Swedish celebrations of midsummer will kick start. This fun celebration of the summer solstice lasts for over three days, where people gather and party into the summer nights.

Is Midsummer religious? ›

Midsummer is, by far, the largest annual non-religious celebration to take place across Scandinavia (Christmas and Easter being the largest religious celebrations, even if they are fairly secular in the Nordics).

Why is June 24 called Midsummer Day? ›

The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and that lands on June 20, but because the old Julian calendar marked it differently, the date for Midsummer Day remains June 24.

What year did Midsummer start? ›

According to Sweden's Nordic Museum, Midsummer celebrations originally developed from a Christian holiday for John the Baptist, which took place on 24 June. Rather than having Midsummer always fall on a different day of the week, it was decided in 1953 that it should always be on the Friday between 20 and 26 June.

How do Swedes feel about Midsommar? ›

Maypoles and dancing

Midsummer is normally an occasion of large gatherings − and to be honest, many Swedes take advantage of it to fulfil their social obligations so that they can enjoy the rest of their holiday in peace. In many cases, whole families gather to celebrate this traditional high-point of the summer.

Who is the disfigured boy in Midsommar? ›

Pelle is the main antagonist of the 2019 psychological horror film Midsommar. He is from Halsingland, Sweden and a member of The Hårga. He was portrayed by Vilhelm Blomgren.

Why did Ulf wear marks skin? ›

While Ulf's motivation for flaying Mark's skin is revenge, and ultimately, ritual sacrifice, it is interesting to note that the Fehu ᚠ rune can be seen on a mural with Mark standing next to it, which also corresponds to wealth and new beginnings.

Is Pelle sacrificed in Midsommar? ›

What Happens At The End Of Midsommar. In the third act of Midsommar, all other guests Pelle has brought over to his ancestral commune for the once-every-90-year midsummer celebration have been quietly killed off for the blood sacrifice except for Dani and Christian.

Who is Ruben in Midsommar? ›

Midsommar (2019) - Levente Puczkó-Smith as Ruben - IMDb.

Was Dani meant to be May Queen? ›

Ari Aster's 2019 folk horror film Midsommar features a plethora of foreshadowing that reveals that Dani was destined to become the May Queen. Ari Aster's 2019 folk horror film Midsommar ends with the crowning of Dani as the May Queen, but throughout its entirety it foreshadowed that she it was her destiny all along.

Was Simon still breathing in Midsommar? ›

In the scene, you can also see Simon's lungs slightly inflate, indicating that he is very much still alive. This is confirmed by the Midsommar script, which states that Simon is breathing. Time for a rewatch with fresh eyes.

How old is Dani Midsommar? ›

All of these factors combined mean that Dani Ardor is most likely between the ages of 24 to 26. In Midsommar, Dani is in the midst of formulating her graduate thesis, celebrating her birthday during the mid-summer of her life, and travels to the Harga festival in Sweden.

Who kills mark Midsommar? ›

The Hårgas kill Mark after he accidentally urinates on their sacred ancestral tree, an act that is interpreted as a massive transgression and insult from the cult's perspective.

What does May Queen mean in Midsommar? ›

Some of those same themes reemerged in 2019's follow-up Midsommar, which centered on Dani, a woman who travels to Sweden and participates in the Harga society's odd annual rituals while still grieving the deaths of her sister and parents, ultimately earning the title of May Queen.

Why did Pelle choose Dani? ›

It is alluded that Pelle and Dani are destined to be together based on the fact that they are an astrological match. Not only is she the ideal person to become the Harga's queen, she is also the ideal mate for Pelle.

What does Dani see in the keyhole? ›

Dani returns to the village just as Christian is carrying out his mandate under extreme duress. She catches sight of the ritual through the temple's keyhole: Middle-aged naked women are writhing and singing around her boyfriend mid-coitus.

Why did Pelle bring his friends in Midsommar? ›

Midsommar's ending reveals that Pelle lured his friends to Hårga so that they could be used in the festival's rituals of mating and sacrifice.

Who were sacrifices in Midsommar? ›

Four of their own will be sacrificed alongside four outsiders - Mark, Simon, Connie and Josh - and one selected by the May Queen, Dani. The twist is Dani has to choose between a randomly selected Harga (they use a rune style bingo machine) or Christian.

How often does Midsommar happen? ›

The festival occurs only once every 90 years, and Josh, who is writing his thesis on European midsummer festivities, regards it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Is Midsommar sad? ›

Midsommar is a horrible, brutal, sad horror movie filmed entirely in sunlight which completely throws the viewer.

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