Overall Rank: 1009
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 42
Theatrical Release Date: 06/08/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/04/2018
Genre: Drama, Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ari Aster
Actors: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Zachary Arthur
Plot: Ellen has long been the matriarch of the Graham family but, upon her passing, her daughter, Annie, along with her husband Steve and their two children find themselves as part of a horrifying legacy as they begin to unravel the true story behind their family - and learn that not everything you inherit is welcome. -- Chris Kavan
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Bill Ward - wrote on 09/27/2020
This film was very interesting, but strange. The character's were mysterious and I never related to them despite the great quality. Annie was the strangest character in the film for me. It was interesting seeing her character play out, but it also made me feel unsure. I never knew what she actually was doing or how she felt. Did she know about it all along, or not? Peter was another character along with Charlie that I found interesting. The dynamics of Charlie's purpose in the film as well as Peter's changing feelings with his involvement in the incidents were chilling. In my opinion, this movie held up to its psychological horror roots, but also I was not a fan of the cult leadership.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019
With some very good performances, effective themes, and the capability to disturb, "Hereditary" is what good horror looks like.
Mike A - wrote on 11/17/2018
Ari Aster -- whose short films are amazing; highly recommended -- makes his feature film debut with Hereditary, a remarkably well made family tragedy of nightmarish proportions. Hereditary has the elements of an effective horror film and is chock full of terrifying imagery, but Aster knows to keep the characters and their shattering relationships at the heart of it all. It's a feel-bad horror story that's certain to linger for days and weeks after.
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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 …
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