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Hereditary 2018

7.4

A chilling and dark movie to be especially appreciated by true suspense lovers.

At the funeral of the family’s matriarch, no one is grieving except the granddaughter. The kid doesn’t exactly elicit empathy – her looks and behavior are creepy, and will only be more so as the movie progresses. When not grieving is unusual, and grieving is very unsettling, you can tell what kind of family (and movie) this will be.

But, to say Hereditary is a horror film wouldn’t be doing it justice. It’s a thriller that borrows from the genre of horror but doesn’t quite obey its laws. It has very few sound effects or music for example. The suspense and thrill come directly from the story.

This movie twists and turns, and even misleads you at times. One thing is for sure, if you like Hereditary, you will want to immediately replay it.

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fchisham
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fchisham

This movie was more gross than scary.

Schmendrick
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Schmendrick

Yeah, I’m inclined to agree. I watch a lot of horror movies, and this one has gotten a ton of praise. I can see where people are coming from, but for some reason this movie didn’t do it for me. It did make me jump a few times, and I found myself asking, “Can they really show that in a movie??” Worth a watch just for that I think, but it’s not the kind of stuff that haunts your dreams either.

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  • Genre

    Horror
  • Starring

    Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette
  • Directed by

    Ari Aster
  • Written by

    Ari Aster
  • Runtime

    127 minutes