Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter
Annie (Toni Collette) begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly
terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more she discovers, the
more the family finds themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they
seem to have inherited.
Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a
nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and
precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into
something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie
into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone
Nominated for Best Female Lead and Best First Feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.
“Hereditary is a new horror landmark.“- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone