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Old 01-26-18, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hereditary (2018, D: Ari Aster) S: Toni Collette, Zachary Arthur, Mallory Bechtel

Oooh, dis looks scawwy.

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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.”

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Sundance: 'Hereditary' is the most insane horror movie in years

PARK CITY, Utah — If you'd ever like to sleep again, then you should probably steer clear of A24's latest horror offering.

Hereditary, which flew in under the radar on the Sundance Film Festival lineup, is the paralyzing feature-film debut of shorts director Ari Aster, who wrote the script four years ago amid unspecified family turmoil.

Creepy drawings, fiery sťances and decapitated floating corpses are just a few of the relentless scares that will haunt your nightmares after watching Hereditary, which grounds its thrills in harrowing family drama, and manages to make well-trodden genre tropes feel fresh with twisted humor and minimal special effects.


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Hereditary is the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages

This isn’t a scary movie. 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.

Amazingly confident for a debut feature, Hereditary is first-class genre filmmaking. It’s hard for me to imagine seeing a more frightening movie this year.


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'Hereditary' Is the Most Disturbingly Terrifying Horror Movie in Years

It's not rare to hear a director introduce their debut feature at a festival by calling it a "personal film." The process of making any piece of art, especially one as time-consuming and work-intensive as a movie, is often an act of bloodletting. What's surprising is when that passion project is as terrifying, unsettling, and deeply sorrowful as Hereditary, a haunted-house film that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Is This New Movie The One That Will Scare The Living #@!/*#^! Out Of You This Year?

You say you like scary movies? Then grab your pants and get ready to dance because this one just might give you a heart attack and hardening of the arteries at the same time.

There’s a scary new horror flick on the horizon and it’s generating huge buzz off its debut at a film festival.


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Sundance: Toni Collette’s Shattering ‘Hereditary’ Performance Deserves an Oscar Push

There is a crater-leaving performance in the Midnight lineup that certainly deserves to be in the Oscar conversation, even if it comes in a brutal genre movie that’s unlikely to find traction with Academy voters for a variety of reasons. But then, a year after Get Out, what does that even mean anyway?

The performance is Toni Collette’s in newcomer Ari Aster’s bone-chilling Hereditary, and it is a staggering work conveying “torment of the most lived-in kind,” as Variety critic Owen Gleiberman put it in his review. As a mother swept up in a dark family history (which is…putting it lightly), the Oscar-nominated actress gives a powerhouse portrayal full of pain, terror, regret, compulsion — just a fireworks display of raw commitment.

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Hereditary (2018, D: Aster) S: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd



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Warning: May contain walnuts, ants, a sacrificial pigeon, and a Toni Collette performance that will shake you to your core.

Coming June 8, 2018.

Written and Directed by Ari Aster

Starring Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, with Ann Dowd and Gabriel Byrne

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.
100% on RT with reviews out of Sundance https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hereditary

A24 means I'm there.

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Re: Hereditary (2018, D: Aster) S: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd

NVM

Cool trailer.

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Re: Hereditary (2018, D: Aster) S: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd

A24 horror movie? I am in!
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Re: Hereditary (2018, D: Aster) S: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd

Keen on seeing this based on all the praise for its writer/director, it might draw more attention to his short films, all of which seem to share dark themes. His first one courted some controversy (white director, black cast, incest), but showed he wasn't afraid to push boundaries:

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