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7 Folk Horror Films to Watch Before ‘Midsommar’

Before seeing Ari Aster's latest film, here are seven more great folk horror films about witchcraft, the occult, and the darkness that hides in plain sight.

"Midsommar"

“Midsommar”

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After “Hereditary,” any new horror film from Ari Aster would have shot to the top of our summer watch list, but the fact that he chose to update a beloved horror subgenre just raises expectations further. Pagan films have earned their place in the horror pantheon by trading dark shadows for bright, sunny countrysides, showing the evil in the seemingly tranquil.

While Aster’s “Midsommar” will almost certainly be a singular experience, here are seven more great folk horror films about witchcraft, the occult, and the darkness that hides in plain sight.

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