Hereditary 15


Please note: This was screened in June 2018

Ari Aster
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
126 mins, 2017, USA
"This isn't a scary movie. It's pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. It didn't play me like a fiddle. It slammed on my insides like a grand piano" - A.A Dowd, AV Club

Branded the 'scariest horror movie in years' following its premiere at Sundance earlier in the year, Ari Aster's disturbing spook show, featuring a bravura performance by Toni Collette, is a domestic thriller about the most frightening ghosts of all: the spirits within.

The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they've inherited.

Described by some critics as "a new generation's Exorcist", it's easy to see why this brilliantly terrifying portrait of family history has spun heads since its paralysing premiere.