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‘Wet Hot American Midsommar’ is the Mashup of the Summer

by Mike Joyce
Wet Hot American Midsommar

Ari Aster’s sophomore follow-up to “Hereditary” is proving that Hereditary’s success was no fluke. Midsommar, Aster’s transgressive, sun-drenched sophomore effort is giving summertime audiences big-time chills, and drawing rave reviews.

So, of course, some mad genius decided to pair “Midsommar” with “Wet Hot American Summer” in a fake trailer that fits way too well. You wouldn’t think the zany absurdity of David Wain’s comedy classic would mesh so well with Aster’s dread-infused nightmare, but Youtuber thatmattcaronguy does a stellar job editing this trailer, showing his appreciation for both films.

What begins as a carefree holiday at Camp Firewood takes a sinister turn when the campers partake in capture the flag games that render the lakeside paradise increasingly unnerving. 

Is Dani going to be given to Coop as some kind of offering? I’m a little scared of what the “new way” must entail here. And yes, I’m sure the talent show is scary.

“Midsommar” is available in theaters now. Visit A24 for more information.


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