Enough of you have likely seen this movie by now, but we need to talk about Hereditary, the “scariest movie since The Exorcist.” Every scary movie will forever be measured against it.
It’s not. Maybe it was to you though.
But what it didn’t produce in scares for me it made up for in unsettling and uncomfortable situations. Maybe I’m not quite capable of being scared by a movie, but they can certainly produce shock and uncomfortable moments. Hereditary laid it on thick and I can certainly appreciate it for what it was. I think Ari Aster killed it in his first feature length debut through A24 Films which just so happened to let Robert Eggers do his thing in his directorial debut with The Witch, which I also loved.
Part family drama, part spook show, Hereditary stars Toni Collette as Annie Graham the sometimes manic, sometimes detached mom who’s family is broken and busted by every tragedy. She also has her own really fucked up past with her mother and children which the story revolves around and around. The family drama piece at the beginning sets the stage for adding in spook elements to move the story while producing plenty of shocking moments along the way. You’re now entering the SPOILER ZONE.