Is This New Movie The One That Will Scare The Living #@!/*#^! Out Of You This Year?
January 26, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Still frame from the unreleased movie Hereditary
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Promo graphic for the movie Hereditary
(NATIONAL) -- You say you like scary movies? Then grab your pants and get ready to dance because this one just might give you a heart attack and hardening of the arteries at the same time.
There’s a scary new horror flick on the horizon and it’s generating huge buzz off its debut at a film festival.
The British newspaper The Independent says it’s, “unanimously touted as the scariest (movie) in years following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.”
It’s called Hereditary and it’s a new entry from the same folks (distribution company called A24) that brought you ‘The Witch’, the ‘Green Room’ and Greta Gerwig's Oscar-nominated ‘Lady Bird.’
The film is directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and ‘The Handmaid's Tale’ star Ann Dowd as family members who have a secret but they don’t know that until there is a death in the family.
Here’s the story line: When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, kicks the bucket her daughter’s family starts to unravel some weird facts about their ancestry. The more they find out, the more they find themselves trying to come to grips with what they have all inherited. And it ain't pretty.
USA Today says, “If you'd ever like to sleep again, then you should probably steer clear of A24's latest horror offering. Hereditary, which flew in under the radar on the Sundance Film Festival lineup, is the paralyzing feature-film debut of shorts director Ari Aster, who wrote the script four years ago amid unspecified family turmoil. “
Over at the Verge.com they say, "Hereditary picked up a reputation early on at Sundance 2018 as an exceptionally scary horror film, and it’s a particularly terrific experience in a packed theater. Aster’s story about a haunted family and a mysterious legacy is packed with jump-scares, but it also builds up the kind of slow-burn, nearly unbearable tension that can leave an entire theater holding their collective breath.”
The bible of show business Variety says, “It’s a freaky trance-out of a supernatural thriller, all about a family that’s being torn apart by ghosts, and it’s full of things that would look right at home in the megaplex horror-film-of-the-week…taken on its own terms…”Hereditary” may be the most exciting movie I’ve seen at Sundance this year…what viewers will discover is that the movie, unlike almost every mainstream horror film you see these days, has the substance to match its scares. It gets at something sophisticated: the way that mental and emotional damage becomes part of a family’s spirit, and is therefore passed on as if it were…a spirit. “
Hot dang, hop nail if anything that bad boy’s gonna sail!
No word on a release date but you can put solid money there's gonna be looooong long lines waitin’ to get in into the movie house when it arrives in your town
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