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Year
2018
Runtime
127 min.
Director
Ari Aster
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
80,725
Checks
2,161
Favs
211
Dislikes
31
Favs/checks
9.8% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Borvaran's avatar

    Borvaran

    Kubrick would've used Toni Collete 4 months ago
  2. fontanick's avatar

    fontanick

    Scariest movie experience I’ve had in years. A lot of shots are stuck in my head haunting me as I write this. 4 months 1 week ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Hereditary is, on one level, about the things we fear we may pass on to our children, and the film amply plays into that, whether it's presenting allergies, birth defects, or mental illness. What is actually going on in this horror film would be getting into spoilers, especially considering that it changes its skin every so often. Part of the enjoyment is having one's expectations confounded. What I will say is that it's a very well made film, and an intelligent one. It manages jump scares not through dissonant chords and smash cuts, but with mood and the innocuous things the audience connects to the events. It lets your eye roam and find the scare. Watch the topics covered in the teenager's classroom, because they're essentially the titles of each act. The film's recursive qualities, mostly achieved through the dioramas Toni Collette's brilliantly-portrayed character makes (which also ties into a theme of manipulation/puppetry), enhance the creep factor and bring an existential dread to the proceedings. Is our course predetermined by our genes/family history? It's a sound basis for psychological horror when you think about. A second viewing would probably yield more interesting elements laid in, including a completely different interpretation of literal events that may well hold up to scrutiny. The actual ending left me a little cold, I'll admit, but movies like this often do. I like them (The VVitch and The Kill List are the examples that come to mind), but intellectually. 4 months ago
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