Hereditary is ultimately a satisfying horror movie that falls short of true greatness, even as its leading lady delivers a level of acting rarely witnessed in the genre.
Director Ari Aster’s masterful slow burn horror film starring Toni Collette and more works at two levels – familial and supernatural
The Toni Collette starrer is a film of breathing, tangible horror...
...it isn’t a watered down crowd-pleaser, it’s an aggressively strange experience that wants to be the best version of itself for the few who will appreciate it.
'Hereditary' is ultimately a riveting and spiraling film which showcases what the genre is capable of when it's taken seriously by a talented director. This is an exceptional piece of film that pulls all the right stops to frighten the audience, leaving a lasting impression on your mind.
If you are looking to truly and completely get scared, 'Hereditary' will ensure that happens in the best and most unexpected way possible.
What you experience is an intense family psychodrama with the largely concealed emotional torment roiling it all up to a bitter harvest
Overall, the film, despite its crazy supernatural and classically mythological streak satisfies you as an intense family drama.
Think of the scariest thing that has happened to you, whether it’s rightfully paranormal or something spooky. Multiply that by about a million times and you’ll know the visceral dread that Hereditary leaves you with long after the credits roll.