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Hereditary (2018)

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When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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Toni Collette
as Annie Graham
Alex Wolff
as Peter Graham
Milly Shapiro
as Charlie Graham
Gabriel Byrne
as Steve Graham

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This remarkable directorial debut from Ari Aster builds on classical horror tropes - the occult, possession, mental illness- to craft its own unique spin on terror.

January 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A deeply unsettling film, the kind of horror movie that pulls from relatable human emotions like grief and resentment to ultimately become an absolute nightmare.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. It didn't play me like a fiddle. It slammed on my insides like a grand piano.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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