Usually, when people are describing a new film as being the scariest horror film ever, it’s just people on social media who don’t actually like horror flicks.
They would swear blind that the latest Insidious is definitely the scariest horror film you’ll ever see, but we all know that it actually isn’t.
But then when you have the experts at Sundance film festival make the exact same statement about the film, it’s time to sit up and listen to them.
— A24 (@A24) January 19, 2018
And that’s what’s happened to brand new horror film Hereditary, which is being unanimously praised by critics as one of the best horrors since Rosemary’s Baby. Big praise indeed.
The film has been produced by film studio A24, pioneers of genre film and the lot behind The VVitch, Green Room and the newly Oscar-nominated Lady Bird.
Hereditary, is a horror film that has gone viral. It is about a matriarch Ellen. When she passes on, her daughter’s family are curious to know about their ancestry. Their curiosity unravels a bad omen to the family which is believed to be hereditary. The more the family acquires, their urge to outdo the unlucky fate increases. The movie has caused people to shed tears at the Cinema. In his debut, the upcoming artist infuses fear and pain of the characters. The emotional take over makes him invest in the audience’s emotions. Through this, the potency of the set pieces carries on, well maintained.
The film received its worldwide premier at Sundance couple of days ago, and the word-of-mouth hype is unbelievable
— Oscar! ⭐️ (@Oscar) January 22, 2018
The movie is so scary; horror is at its closest when watching the film. The family’s tragedy gets transformed into a nerve chilling evil. The portraits of the movie are unspeakable. They are a masterpiece of the cinema. The pictures come with a nerve-numbing fear. They portray the struggle, fear and, the pain the family goes through to outrun their fate. Their efforts seem to be feeble since the heritage heads to destruction.
— Matt Dentler (@MattDentler) January 22, 2018
HEREDITARY is pants-wetting unnerving. The more I think about it, the more questions I have, and it could be much tighter, but it’s still a hell of a cardio workout. Also, Toni Collette is a cinematic champ. #Sundance
— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) January 23, 2018
HEREDITARY is so disquieting, you’ll be gasping for air in the theater. Utterly believable supernatural horror. There will be no scarier movie this year. If there is, it means we’re in a new golden age. #Sundance
— Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf) January 23, 2018