Reviews: Hereditary (2018)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Non è un caso allora che Aster abbia dichiarato che la storia di Hereditary gli sia stata suggerita dalle difficoltà e dalle traversie, affrontate dalla sua famiglia, nel corso di un periodo lungo tre anni. Nell’horror il regista ha trovato il modo di esorcizzarle, sublimandole in un racconto ancestrale e misterioso.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: As things become increasingly unhinged, Hereditary becomes more and more frightening, submerging the viewers in horror rather than splashing them with occasional waves. 
  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt:  This deeply disturbing horror film does not need the supernatural in order to worm its way into the darkest recesses of your psyche where it will unhinge you on a primal level
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Hereditary may be slow-burn, but it burns bright and intense. With some of the most unsettling horror images and setpieces, it is one of the best horror movies in recent memory.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I loved Hereditary, but I had a really great time with it. It’s a smart and artfully constructed horror film, yet surprisingly fun in its approach with a number of awesome scares, a killer atmosphere, and nifty stylistic flourishes
  • Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: It’s gonna scare you, your parents, grandparents, and won’t stop until ancestors 10 generations back can sense your fear.
  • M. Enois Duarte @ HighDefDigest.com
    • Excerpt: Writer-director Ari Aster makes his feature-length directorial debut in Hereditary, an exceptionally masterful horror film demonstrating Aster as a highly promising talent. Starring Toni Collette in arguably the greatest performance of her career, the story of a family teetering on the brink of insanity after a tragic loss is ultimately a drama at heart immersed in a palpably-thick atmosphere of apprehension and dread that slowly unfolds to a spine-chilling conclusion.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Much of the credit for the film’s success goes to Toni Collette in a portrayal that is certain to remain among the very best of the year. She is a mother shaken to her very core by the events around her.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “Hereditary” knocks you on your ass, festers under your skin, and leaves one haunted long after the end credits.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: After a seven-year career as a short filmmaker, Ari Aster has made the transition to features with this chilling and unexpected horror gem. “Hereditary” is the story of a mother dealing with grief over the death of her own mother while her family struggles with her increasing paranoia.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: A creepy, cryptic horror tone poem about coping with grief and loss that rattles and shakes in deep, profound ways.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: There’s so much happening that it’s difficult to talk too much without full-on spoilers. Just know that the two-hour-plus runtime is airtight.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
  • [New] | Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: The biggest Horror suprise of 2018
  • Kristy Puchko @ Riot Material
    • Excerpt: Hereditary is graceful and relentless horror. It’s a ballet of menace. Its savage suspense twisted my guts into knots and raised goosebumps so violently they ached.
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: It is an unrelentingly creepy film that stands firmly next to generational standard bearers like The Exorcist or The Shining. It is malicious in its approach and absolutely unhinged.
  • Júlio Cézar Rodrigues @ Megalomania Cultural [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Gracefully filmed, in an almost european style, gradually tense, technically superb and acted with vigor, this horror movie is memorable, mesmerizing and terrifying.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Bleak, intense, and fucked-up creepy with the year’s most terrifying performance from Toni Collette that slowly crawls underneath your skin.
  • Robert Yaniz Jr. @ Crooked Table