126 mins
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The spirit of a recently deceased matriarch haunts her surviving family in filmmaker Ari Aster's debut, starring the great Toni... More

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Hereditary | Ratings & Reviews

"It’s not often you’ll see an American horror movie so willing to methodically process the aftermath of personal tragedy. Hereditary does that, and then some. Hereditary just stays in the hurt. The suffocating stench of flower bouquets at a funeral. The deafening silence of returning to your home after a loved one has passed. The family unit threatening to implode from repressed guilt. This is grief as a festering, gangrenous wound."

Flicks, Aaron YapFlicks

"Describing a horror movie as scary is like saying a comedy is funny: a plaudit so general and box-ticking it means almost nothing, beyond basic acknowledgment that a filmmaker has in some way succeeded in their intention. The juicy bit is always considering why. This is not necessarily a simple task when a scary movie comes along like writer/director Ari Aster’s hell-raising debut Hereditary, tapping into impulses we barely understand or think about – let alone spend much time analysing."

Flicks, Luke BuckmasterFlicks

"When you pare away its demonic accoutrements, you're left with the most intractably nightmarish arena of all: hearth and home."


"Collette's performance is staggering. She plays Annie as a woman who begins to wear her buried rage and guilt on the outside."


"Hereditary is a terrifically unsettling look at the howling despair of grief, combined with that good, old-fashioned fear of what demons we may have inherited from our parents."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"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."

Time OutTime Out

"The paradox of Hereditary is that a film seemingly cut off from everyday experience nonetheless pushes buttons very close to home."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"It's not this generation's Exorcist, but it's still a lot of frightening fun."


"First-time feature filmmaker Ari Aster works from familiar building blocks, but the film's emotional sophistication and Toni Collette's gutsy performance keep the proceedings feeling fresh and electric."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Hereditary takes the core haunting element of a spirit with a malevolent agenda and runs with it in a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

" easy film to recommend to adventurous genre lovers."


Hereditary | Details

R16, Horror & content that may disturb
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