Hereditary

Every family tree hides a secret.


Hereditary
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.

127 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Violence, Horror, Drug abuse).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Of course the house isn’t haunted ....
Of course the house isn’t haunted ....

Credits

Cast
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel
Director
Ari Aster
ScreenplayAri Aster
MusicColin Stetson
CinematographyPawel Pogorzelski
EditingLucian Johnston, Jennifer Lame
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byPalmStar Media

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageFairly frequent moderate to strong impact crude language in the context of swearing and interpersonal conflict.
NudityInfrequent mild impact nudity in non-sexual contexts.
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent strong impact violence, intertwined with horror, and containing blood-letting and fairly gruesome images.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe drama horror mystery film Hereditary explores themes of death, loss, grief, guilt, trauma, mental illness, secrets, lies, the paranormal, possession, Satanism, dysfunctional family relationships and seances. These dark and sinister themes are also complex and mature, and are presented with a strong sustained sense of threat and menace, underscored by sustained suspenseful low frequency sound, with the apparent intention to scare, discomfort and unsettle the audience, as justified within the horror genre. Themes and the way in which they are presented, are likely to be confusing, upsetting, disturbing and distressing to emotionally immature children under the age of 16 years, who may suffer psychological and emotional harm. For example, the scene of Charlie’s death as described below is extremely inappropriate for emotionally and cognitively immature children under the age of 16 years who are likely to be disturbed by them. Enhanced audio-visual effects of the cinematic format, and dark lighting in the theatre, contributes to the strong cumulative impact through elements of horror and violence, and the sense of threat and menace.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity
Runtime127
USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
1
Violence
5
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Marguerite van Wyk quote icon'Hereditary' laat jou hare regop staan.
10
Cape Times
Ann Hornaday quote iconBrillians, scary ride to a vague destination.
10
24.com
Herman Eloff quote iconThe success of Hereditary sits in the way it inches to its hellish conclusion whilst spewing pure darkness at those brave enough to watch it. The stuff of nightmares.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThis is otherwise still a decently constructed, slow-burn horror drama that takes advantage of a familiar setting, a terrific performance from Collette, and some genuinely spooky and creepy moments that likely will have many a viewer a bit apprehensive at home in the dark.
13
Metacritic.com
16 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
182 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconClammy, deeply unsettling horror movie is very scary.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
119 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
3637 users
12
IMDB
11219 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 73%

15

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