Enjoy your longer days when summer arrives this year, because you will be spending your nights cowering under the covers, traumatized after viewing the newest release from A24. Hereditary has shaken audiences at Sundance to their very core, and it’s coming after you June 8, 2018.
The advance buzz on this film has horror fans super-excited! Will this truly be the “most insane horror movie in years“, as proclaimed by USA Today? Is it actually “pants-wettingly scary“, like The Verge says? We can’t wait to find out!
Not much is really known about the film yet, and those who have already seen it are avoiding releasing spoiler-y details. At this point, all we really have to go on is a fairly vague plot description released by A24:
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.
Hereditary is written and directed by Ari Aster, making this his first feature film. The film stars Toni Collette (Krampus, The Sixth Sense), Gabrielle Byrne (The Usual Suspects, End of Days), and Alex Wolff (My Friend Dahmer).
Horror fans enjoyed one of the biggest years the genre has ever known in 2017, with record-breaking box office totals, and Oscar nominations for The Shape Of Water and It, With all of the positive advance buzz for Hereditary, this trend does not seem to slowing down in 2018.
Word is that the best way to enjoy Hereditary is to go into seeing it knowing as little as possible. We advise avoiding any online spoilers. On June 8th, sit down in your local theater, buckle in, and get ready for a helluva horror ride!