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New Horror: Hereditary (2018)

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences. (R, 127 min.)


Saturday, October 14, 2023

8:00 PM

Sunday, October 15, 2023

6:00 PM

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. [A24]

Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd
Director: Ari Aster
Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Mystery

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"Hereditary is wicked existential horror."

— April Wolfe, Village Voice

"All-time great Toni Collette performance."

— Christy Lemire, What the Flick?!

"Here's a haunted-houses movie for the ages."

— Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"A devastating portrait of an American family in sudden, inexplicable decline."

— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"[A] terrifying thriller that pins you to the back of your chair and leaves you paralyzed in fear."

— Adam Graham, Detroit News

"A raw horror masterpiece from a first-time director that deserves to be mentioned in the same frantic breath as the genre's greats."

— Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine

"Toni Collette delivers a soul-shattering performance in Hereditary that reminds us how much sacrifice parenthood is and how deeply parents can scar their children, utterly beyond repair."

— Roxana Hadadi, Pajiba

"Toni Collette's work as a mother who's jolted between grief, anxiety and one for the ages, belonging in the same breath as Linda Blair in The Exorcist and Sissy Spacek in Carrie."

— Andrew Lapin, NPR

"No shot seems wasted, the editing is a sturdy and linear rebuke to the quick-cut madness that's infected so many recent genre films, and the sound and set design are meticulous and spare."

— Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

"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

"Hereditary might be regarded as a psychological or supernatural thriller, an insidious ghost story, a literal cult movie, or Rosemary's Baby (1968) after the infant has come of age. On any view, it is a diabolically assured debut."

— Anton Bitel, Sight & Sound

"This is a remarkable, triumphant, and confident picture by Aster, who gives the film an almost meditative-like sensation, as you feel every space you’re in, every emotion, every moment of grief. Hereditary refuses to employ cheap thrills, creating its cinematic scares with atmosphere, and continuously reinventing itself at every turn."

— Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist