‘Hereditary’ has already fucked up audiences at Sundance. This trailer is your first peek at the horrors within…
Horror movies, right? If ‘genuinely traumatic’ and ‘an unshakable and always rising sense of dread’ sound like endorsements rather than warnings, read on: ‘Hereditary’ sounds like it’s going to be RIGHT up your street.
Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Ari Aster, ‘Hereditary’ is an intensely horrific family drama-gone-supernatural that just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Quotes from ssstrong early reviews include such choice phrases as: ‘consistently disquieting‘, ‘escalating vortex of dismay‘, ‘inexorable sense of doom‘ and ‘pure emotional terrorism‘, which should give you a hint of the nightmare you’re getting into.
The story sees Annie, and her family, attempt to deal with the death of her abusive mother. So far, so bleak, and yet, a few classic elements take us deep into the horror genre: Annie’s family all live in a big, sinister house; Annie also makes dolls houses (also always creepy!); Annie’s young daughter Charlie is definitely giving off a strong Exorcist-y vibe; and oh, her pal at the bereavement support group is kind of into seances.
What could go wrong?
The just-released trailer gives a wee teaser:
For me, I would rather watch literally anything else! For horror fans, the film is slated for release in June 2018 in the U.S, hopefully to arrive here in the UK not long after. Good luck with the trauma, you freaks.