Hereditary

Opens Friday, June 8
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2hr 07mins // directed by:Ari Aster // featuring:Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro // DCP // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

The terrifying debut of writer-director Ari Aster, starring Toni Collette.

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.

 

★★★★★ "Hereditary tripled my heart rate, prickle-massaged my scalp, cured my hiccups – and pretty much terrified me." — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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"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." — Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

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"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." — A.A. Dowd, AV Club

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"It’s an eerie mood piece that slowly and surely tightens the thumb screws before all hell breaks loose; that and the fact that much of Hereditary takes place in one rambling dark house is evidence that Aster has spent a lot of time studying The ShiningThe Exorcist, and Rosemary’s Baby." — Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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