From director Ari Aster is potentially this year’s most disturbing wide release film. Hereditary is a slow burn that ramps up to a one of the most shocking and horrific endings since Rosemary’s Baby.
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
Annie, played by Toni Collette, puts on an acting clinic. Her performance as the disturbed mother is Oscar worthy. The film is shot and framed as if we are looking into one of the household dioramas Annie works so diligently on.
Milly Shapiro and Alex Wolff also put on memorable performances as the tormented children of the film. Shapiro performance is quiet but very effective and creepy. Wolff’s performance is just as disturbing.
Despite the film’s slow burn nature, it does have several memorable gore moments. The film’s final twenty minutes might be some of the most nightmare-inducing scenes you will see this year.
With that being said, HipsterZOMBIEJoint gives Hereditary a strong 8 out of 10.