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Director: Ari Aster

Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

Rating: 15

USA 2018, 127mins

★★★★★ 'Hereditary tripled my heart rate, prickle-massaged my scalp...and pretty much terrified me.' The Guardian

★★★★★ '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' - Time Out

'Toni Collette's performance is staggering' - Variety

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, she still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother (Toni Collette) to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate theyíve inherited.

The feature-film debut of writer/director Ari Aster captivates the audience with a delicate and deliberate take on domestic turmoil, and itís filled with haunting manifestations. Asterís script ratchets up a feeling of delirious dread as the family members isolate themselves, only furthering their descent into madness. While consistently surprising in its twists and turns, this is a horror story firmly grounded within the desperate emotions of its compelling lead performances.