When Hereditary screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it freaked out crowds. After checking out the trailer, I can certainly see how. This looks creepy AF. Not surprising, given it’s from the same distributor that gave us The Witch and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
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.
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.
Toni Collette headlines the cast which includes Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd and Milly Shapiro. Hereditary arrives in theaters on June 8, 2018. Check out the frightening trailer below.
Hereditary Movie Trailer