Overall Rank: 1545
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 29
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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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.
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/01/2018
Suspenseful atmosphere wasted on a tedious rehash of older better horror movies.
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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 …
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