Beau Is Afraid | Official Trailer HD | A24

It’s like the satanic speed metal band, Slayer. A Slayer song now and then really gets the blood pumping, but I have never been able to listen to an entire Slayer album. At some point I shout “enough!” and turn the friggin thing off. Beau Is Afraid is a Slayer album.


Ari Aster is a pretty clever dude, and Midsommar and Hereditary are well-respected movies. In a recent interview with GQ he showed that he’s well aware many will share my reaction to the movie. At the end of the day, a “big swing” is always better than a throwaway, and anyone who sits through Beau Is Afraid won’t forget the experience. Indeed, what should terrify a filmmaker most is having no impact on an audience. Of that, Aster has no reason to be afraid.

Beau Is Afraid comes to theaters on April 21, 2023