Full Movie Reviews
Debbie - wrote on 09/27/2020
i would call this movie a "family tragedy horror drama" movie. it reminded me of The Omen, The Exorcist, or Carrie. I don't usually like movies with satanic undertones or movies where I am scared to be alone after watching. This movie was all of that, plus full of sheer terror, complete helplessness, and sorrow. The family dynamics were particularly disturbing. Annie, the mother, seemed to want to spend more time with her art than with her family, and i don't understand why any mother would allow her older son to take his younger sister to a senior party. The way Peter dealt with the death and beheading of his sister was disturbing.The character development was interesting to watch as Annie became more extroverted as the movie went on, while Peter became more introverted. I was …
Tammy - wrote on 09/27/2020
Hereditary is a very intriguing, yet confusing film. I found it very well put together, but also there were some questions I had.
The characters of Annie, and Peter seemed to take a turn as the film progressed with Steven's ability to put his trust in Annie as well. It almost looked like Annie knew what was going on from the beginning with how the events of the film carried through. Peter also seemed to evolve the most as a character to me. He first did not care, but then seemed to be more interested. Once his experiences developed with the incidents, he then was terrified and seemed to accept it at the very end before jumping out of the window.
Overall, I did find this film to be very interesting and in-depth psychologically. However, I was not the biggest fan of the ending seen …
Jacob Ward - wrote on 09/25/2020
After investing my time for the past two years with this film and recently viewing it again for the first time in over a year, I have come to truly appreciate the artistic expertise in the quality this film produces. There is so much interesting and creative horror elements provided in this film.
One very interesting element I found interesting was the transition of Annie, and Peter's character. It displayed a common role reversal where Annie became the active character driving the plot forward while Peter remained static and helpless near the end.
Another very interesting element psychological with the character interactions was the dinner with Annie, Peter and Steven where Annie spoke out about how the family does not listen to each other and does not own up to their mistakes. I …
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/12/2019
A suburban mother with a family history of mental illness and suicide becomes convinced that she can summon the spirits of the dead after suffering a traumatic loss.
Hereditary is an example of a genre that I thought was all but dead and gone; the "chiller". The horror films of today have seemed far more interested in jump scares, gore and following the same tired old template of CGI monsters and outlandish twists. Hereditary rather takes its cues from the spine-tinglers of the 60's and 70's typical of the likes of Hammer Studios and given them a modern ghost story spin in a way that reminded me of Ju On in particular. The result is an atmospheric supernatural drama that uses grief, family trauma and the realities of living with mental illness as a basis for an intriguing horror story …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/20/2019
If you could have just said, “I’m sorry”,
Maybe then we could do something with this.
But you can’t take responsibility for anything!
So now I can’t accept… And I can’t forgive because…
Because nobody admits anything they’ve done!
“Hereditary“. A film I was really looking forward to and expected a lot from. Unfortunately, it was kind of a disappointment. If it would be a psychological drama that concentrated on the traumatizing effect after the loss of a relative with a labile mother as a result, I would have liked it. The fact Annie (Toni Colette) doesn’t have a stable and healthy mind is actually not that surprising. Not with a psychotic depressed father who starved himself. And a schizophrenic brother who hung himself in his mother’s bedroom. And a …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/08/2018
Honestly, where do I begin with this movie? I'll try my best, but there will be no promises. It's been awhile for any horror movie ever to leave me traumatize. While I wouldn't call it scary, just unnerving and tragic; you will never forget it.
There is no jump scares or any typical story about a ghost haunting - nope, instead we get a slow-burn nightmare about a family quietly going insane together.
Toni Collette and Alex Wolff are forces to be reckoned with. Both deliver powerhouse performances, which only added to the intensity. Not leaving out Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne and even Ann Dowd for their superb acting.
This is Ari Aster first feature length film and already his on my radar. Aster directing and way of building tension is crazy good. Shut up …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/14/2018
There has been so many critics raving over this horror film, that I was afraid it couldn't possibly meet my expectations. Early on, I admit I was worried as the film starts off a bit slow - Annie (Toni Collette) is dealing with the death of her mother - a mother she has been estranged from for quite awhile, only coming to her side when dementia and illness force her to. It also affects her family, especially her daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro - in a breakout performance), a shy, lonely child who was closest with her.
The background setup takes awhile - Annie is an artist who works in detailed miniatures, her husband (Gabriel Byrne) is distant through supportive and her son Peter (Alex Wolff) is a bit of stoner. We get a general sense of who this family is and how they get along - …