Ari Aster‘s indie horror film Hereditary is being hailed as one of the scariest movies in recent memory. Aster blends family drama with crushing dread, creating a memorable, horrifying journey. Now that the film is out and most people have had a chance to see it, let’s talk about the terrifying Hereditary ending.
Major spoilers follow.
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Toni Collette was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in The Sixth Sense, and now she’s back in the horror genre with Hereditary, a film so scary it makes The Sixth Sense feel like an episode of Sesame Street. Hereditary is deeply disturbing, an unnerving, visceral piece of filmmaking that will freak you out and leave you profoundly shaken by the time it ends. Collette delivers an absolutely unreal performance in the film, playing a matriarch whose family becomes haunted when her character’s mother dies. She’s physical and raw and wounded and grieving and furious – it’s arguably the best work of her entire career.
You can read our full review of the film here, but I recently sat down with Collette at the film’s press junket in Beverly Hills to talk about whether this script intimidated her, what it was like working with first-time director Ari Aster, the scariest thing about this film for her, and more. Enjoy our full Toni Collette Hereditary interview below. Read More »
Distribution company A24 is getting especially creative with the marketing campaign for its upcoming horror movie Hereditary. In the film, the central family’s daughter Charlie Graham (Milly Shapiro) makes bizarre and unsettling dolls made out of craft items and reconstituted junk. In advance of the film’s release, A24 has opened a Hereditary Etsy shop that showcases some of “Charlie’s” creepy work, and you can see plenty of examples below. Read More »
Update: Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake has received an official release date and several new images. See more below.
You want some horror news? You’ve got it. Here are a series of recent horror movie stories that should satisfy your cravings for the macabre:
- The highly-anticipated Suspiria remake will hit theaters in November.
- A24 has already made a deal with Hereditary director Ari Aster for his next horror film.
- The American Vandal writers are making a horror movie called The Block Island Sound.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
When a new horror movie invites immediate comparisons from critics to The Witch and Kill List, it has my attention. So Ari Aster‘s Hereditary had my complete and undivided attention the moment in premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. But now that the first trailer for this film arrived, it has all of my attention and then some. The festival buzz suggests that this is an early contender for the best horror movie of 2018 and this footage does nothing to convince me otherwise.
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