Hereditary is the first feature-length film from writer-director Ari Aster and has already received an incredible response from its screening at last month’s Sundance Film Festival.
The film, which stars Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne as the parents of a family dealing with grief, received universal praise this year with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with many tipping it to be a breakout hit this summer. Not only are critics calling it the scariest movie of the year, many have reported it has the substance to match its scares.
“It gets at something sophisticated: the way that mental and emotional damage becomes part of a family’s spirit, and is therefore passed on as if it were…a spirit. Wherever you stand on the subject of paranormal activity, this is a drama attuned to the ghosts of parent-child communion that live in all of us.” – Owen Gleiberman for Variety.
Check out the trailer below: