Hereditary

Hereditary

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Hereditary

The spirit of a recently deceased matriarch haunts her surviving family in filmmaker Ari Aster's debut, starring the great Toni Collette.

"The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they've inherited." (Sundance Film Festival)

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong horror themes126 minsUSA
HorrorFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

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When you pare away its demonic accoutrements, you're left with the most intractably nightmarish arena of all: hearth and home.

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Variety

Variety

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Collette's performance is staggering. She plays Annie as a woman who begins to wear her buried rage and guilt on the outside.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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Hereditary is a terrifically unsettling look at the howling despair of grief, combined with that good, old-fashioned fear of what demons we may have inherited from our parents.

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Time Out

Time Out

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A harrowing story of unthinkable family tragedy that veers into the realm of the supernatural, Hereditary takes its place as a new generation's The Exorcist - for some, it will spin heads even more savagely.

5.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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The paradox of Hereditary is that a film seemingly cut off from everyday experience nonetheless pushes buttons very close to home.

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Stuff

Stuff

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It's not this generation's Exorcist, but it's still a lot of frightening fun.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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First-time feature filmmaker Ari Aster works from familiar building blocks, but the film's emotional sophistication and Toni Collette's gutsy performance keep the proceedings feeling fresh and electric.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Hereditary takes the core haunting element of a spirit with a malevolent agenda and runs with it in a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...an easy film to recommend to adventurous genre lovers.

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*Gasps*

It's unique, intensely suspenseful, terrifically performed and truly horrifying; leaving you crawling and gasping in your seat.

4.0
0

Over hyped pscho drama about... devil worship?

Grief sucks. I didn't need to waste 2 hours with this annoying family to be reminded of that. A few excellent sequences but it didn't have the strong rich atmosphere that It Follows had, nor did it freak me out the way those last 15 minutes of The Witch did. Come to think of it....I should have never given Solo 5 stars either.

2.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

When you pare away its demonic accoutrements, you're left with the most intractably nightmarish arena of all: hearth and home.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Collette's performance is staggering. She plays Annie as a woman who begins to wear her buried rage and guilt on the outside.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Hereditary is a terrifically unsettling look at the howling despair of grief, combined with that good, old-fashioned fear of what demons we may have inherited from our parents.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A harrowing story of unthinkable family tragedy that veers into the realm of the supernatural, Hereditary takes its place as a new generation's The Exorcist - for some, it will spin heads even more savagely.

5.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The paradox of Hereditary is that a film seemingly cut off from everyday experience nonetheless pushes buttons very close to home.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's not this generation's Exorcist, but it's still a lot of frightening fun.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

First-time feature filmmaker Ari Aster works from familiar building blocks, but the film's emotional sophistication and Toni Collette's gutsy performance keep the proceedings feeling fresh and electric.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Hereditary takes the core haunting element of a spirit with a malevolent agenda and runs with it in a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...an easy film to recommend to adventurous genre lovers.

0

*Gasps*

It's unique, intensely suspenseful, terrifically performed and truly horrifying; leaving you crawling and gasping in your seat.

4.0
0

Over hyped pscho drama about... devil worship?

Grief sucks. I didn't need to waste 2 hours with this annoying family to be reminded of that. A few excellent sequences but it didn't have the strong rich atmosphere that It Follows had, nor did it freak me out the way those last 15 minutes of The Witch did. Come to think of it....I should have never given Solo 5 stars either.

2.0
0