Midsommar: The Horrors of White Sympathy

“I hope the people of colour don’t die first,” I whispered to my friend at the start of Ari Aster’s folk horror film Midsommar. Of course, in the end, they unsurprisingly do. And yet, Aster’s striking decision to present these usual terrors in the glaring Scandinavian sunshine offers a twist on the typical racialized tropes … Continue reading Midsommar: The Horrors of White Sympathy