Will Poulter had ‘terrible nightmares’ after watching Midsommar

Will Poulter experienced “terrible nightmares” after watching his movie Midsommar for the first time.
Hereditary director Ari Aster’s new movie follows an American couple, played by Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, who are invited to a rural Swedish festival which quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Reflecting on the movie, British actor Will, who plays festival attendee Mark, admitted he was horrified when he saw the finished movie, despite knowing what to expect.
“I had the worst night’s sleep of my life the night after,” he told the Empire Podcast. “Terrible, terrible, full-on nightmares. Which is strange, because I wouldn’t actually describe the film as being typically scary, or even as scary as Ari’s first film, Hereditary, or some of the other films it might be compared to, or has been compared to. But it is utterly disturbing. And it’s that kind of disturbing feeling that I think lingers longer than a fright. A fright has a very limited life-span.
“This idea that humans are capable of what you see in Midsommar is kind of what’s most disturbing about it. I was slightly caught off guard by it, despite reading the script and despite being in it and shooting it, and presumably knowing what to expect, I was still caught massively off guard.”
After watching the film back in June (19), his co-star Florence confessed to her followers that she had also been affected by it.
“I’m currently sat. Staring. Wide eyed at my food. Midsommar is one helluva ride folks,” she tweeted at the time.