The date is getting closer. After being one of the surprises of the year at Sundance Film Festival, and verifying that this is a gifted film at South by Southwest Film Festival, Hereditary (2018) is finally hitting theaters worldwide this next June.
The movie is written and directed by debutant Ari Aster. It “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”. –Taken from its official press note–
Hereditary (2018) starts 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. And, of course, it all ends pretty bad when the supernatural and pure horror takes over the place and their lives.
The movie is starred by Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd and Mallory Bechtel, a nice mix of two veteran renowned actors with some young upcoming stars. If the first trailer for the movie, published back in February, already gave the creeps and called the attention of the viewer, this second one, with a more prominent presence of Charlie, the younger daughter in the Graham family will make you decide Hereditary (2018) is one of the mandatory films to watch as soon it is out. At least it did to me, and I am a very cheap and picky motherfucker.