Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary (2018)

2018 | R | 127 Minutes

Drama | Thriller | Mystery | Horror

After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they've inherited.

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • dariusfrench

    9 / 10
    Meticulously constructed, filled with ambition and truly frightening and upsettingly powerful on both an emotional and psychological level, “Hereditary” is well and truly the most uncommon and unsettling if not scariest movie that I’ve seen in recent memory. This film manages to perfectly balance the supernatural elements with disturbing and disgusting scenes of imagery that I’ll never forget and the detrimental setting of how a family of this nature can slowly deteriorate and fall apart. If anything, the truly terrifying thing in this entire film that was scary was watching the family tear itself to pieces not just because of the memorable performances by Toni Collette and Alex Wolff but by how well the setup and the pacing contribute to Ari Asters dedication to creating a movie experience that not only is 100% relatable but with a profound sense of dread, horror and thriller all mixed in-between, it FEELS REAL. With a story revolving itself around demonic entity’s buried deep within a family’s ancestry, the film goes ALL OUT in exploring the depths of the unknown and not ONCE does it give you a chance to really let you relax.

    But that’s another thing: I’ve come to to the conclusion that even though I ENJOYED this a LOT, it didn’t necessarily scare me but Ari Aster understands this with passion. Both fear and horror are subjunctive and so not everyone is going to be generally afraid of what happens in this film. But as long as it keeps you on the edge of your seat.....’s done its job.