Top 12 Movies Like Midsommar That Will Give You Goosebumps

  • The Wicker man: “The Wicker Man” is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, and Britt Ekland. The movie tells the story of a devoutly religious police sergeant named Neil Howie, who travels to the remote Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. 

Once on the island, Howie encounters a community that practices a form of pagan worship and believes in fertility rites. As he delves deeper into the investigation, Howie becomes increasingly disturbed by the islanders’ beliefs and practices, and he begins to suspect that the missing girl may have been the intended sacrifice in an upcoming pagan ritual. 

  • Kill List: “The Kill List” is a 2011 British horror-thriller film directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Neil Maskell and Michael Smiley. The movie tells the story of Jay, a former soldier turned contract killer, who agrees to take on a new job with his friend Gal, also a hitman. 

As Jay and Gal embark on their assignment, which involves killing three targets, they encounter increasingly bizarre and disturbing situations. They begin to realize that their employers may not be who they seem and that their mission has darker and more supernatural implications than they could have ever imagined. 

  • The Empty Man: “The Empty Man” is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by David Prior and starring James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, and Sasha Frolova. The movie is based on a graphic novel series of the same name by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey. 

The film follows a former police officer named James Lasombra, who is asked to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl in a small Midwestern town. As he delves deeper into the investigation, he uncovers a mysterious cult that is connected to an urban legend about a supernatural entity called “The Empty Man.” 

  • The Invitation: “The Invitation” is a 2015 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama and starring Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, and Michiel Huisman. The movie tells the story of a man named Will, who is invited to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and her new husband at their luxurious home in the Hollywood Hills. 

As the night progresses, Will becomes increasingly convinced that his hosts have sinister intentions and that something terrible is about to happen. The movie explores themes of grief, trauma, and paranoia, and is known for its tense and suspenseful storytelling. 

  • The Sacrament: “The Sacrament” is a 2013 American found footage horror-thriller film directed by Ti West and produced by Eli Roth. The movie is loosely based on the events surrounding the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana in 1978, in which more than 900 people died in a mass murder-suicide orchestrated by cult leader Jim Jones. 

The film follows a group of journalists from Vice magazine as they travel to a remote commune called Eden Parish, where they plan to document the group’s way of life. However, as they begin to interview the members of the commune, they discover that the charismatic leader, Father, has sinister intentions and has created a cult that is headed toward a tragic end. 

  • The Witch: “The Witch” (stylized as “The VVitch”) is a 2015 supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut. The movie is set in 1630s New England and follows a Puritan family who is banished from their plantation and begins to experience strange and terrifying events in their isolated new home. 

As the story unfolds, the family members begin to turn on each other and become increasingly paranoid and fearful of the supernatural forces that seem to be at work around them. The film explores themes of religious hysteria, sexual repression, and the dangers of isolation. 

  • A Cure for Wellness: “A Cure for Wellness” is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, and Jason Isaacs. The movie follows an ambitious young executive named Lockhart who is sent to a mysterious wellness center in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company’s CEO. 

As Lockhart investigates the center, he becomes increasingly convinced that something sinister is happening and that the treatments being offered may be doing more harm than good. The film explores themes of greed, power, and the corrupting influence of money. 

  • The Ritual: “The Ritual” is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner and starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, and Sam Troughton. The movie follows a group of four friends who embark on a hiking trip in the Swedish wilderness to honor the memory of a friend who died tragically. 

As they make their way through the dense forest, they become lost and stumble upon an ancient pagan ritual site, which begins to have a sinister and terrifying effect on them. The film explores themes of guilt, trauma, and the dark forces that can lie dormant in nature. 

Climax: “Climax” is a 2018 French experimental horror film directed by Gaspar Noé. The movie follows a dance troupe that gathers in a remote, abandoned school to rehearse for an upcoming performance. However, their celebration turns into a nightmarish descent into chaos when someone spikes the sangria with LSD, leading to a series of increasingly violent and disturbing events. 

Hereditary: “Hereditary” is a 2018 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster, and starring Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, and Gabriel Byrne. The movie follows a family haunted by a mysterious presence following the death of the family matriarch, which leads to a series of increasingly terrifying events and revelations. 

Men: “Men” is a 2022 American Horror film written and directed by Alex Garland and starring Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, and Paapa Essiedu. The film follows a young woman who goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside following the death of her ex-husband. 

Bodies Bodies Bodies: “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a 2022 American thriller film directed by Halina Reijn and written by Sarh DeLappe and Kristen Roupenian. Starring Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott. The film follows a group of rich 20-somethings who plans a hurricane party at a remote mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party went very, very wrong. 

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