Written and directed by Ari Aster, Midsommar is the terrifying sophomore film from the up and coming director. Starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, the film follows a couple trying to reconnect by traveling to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for it's fabled midsummer festival. What begins as an tranquil and peaceful retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and maddening series of rituals at the hands of a pagan cult.
As in Aster's breakout horror debut Hereditary, music plays a central role in Midsommar. Composer Bobby Krlic (aka The Haxan Cloak) worked hard to craft a score that simultaneously captured the beauty and madness of the festival while also producing all the diegetic music played by the members of the community in the film. Ignoring normal horror movie music tropes, Bobby Krlic developed beautiful and tranquil compositions that complement the astounding beauty of the Swedish rural setting while underlying the subtle and terrifying truth that hides in the shadow throughout the film.
- Gassed (Viola, Violin - Bobby Krlic, Lina Bhan)
- The House That Harga Built
- Ritual in Transfigured Time
- Murder (Mystery)
- The Blessing
- Chorus of Sirens (Vocals - Jessika Kenney)
- A Language of Sex
- Harga, Collapsing
- Fire Temple