Every so often a new horror film comes out, followed by a frenzy of people calling it one of the scariest movies ever made. Sometimes the movie ends up forgotten, and other times, well, they become a pop culture hit with audiences. And now a new horror film titled Hereditary is on the way, but will it be a hit or miss?
According to critics, the film was incredibly frightening. As you can see from the plot synopsis below, there’s plenty that can be done with the material – so maybe the critics are right.
“When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.”
A lot of the hype begins with Thrillist, who claimed, “the screams in the theatre were almost as frightening as what was on screen.” Then USA Today’s review called it “the most insane horror movie in years,“ and included that ”If you’d ever like to sleep again, then you should probably steer clear of A24’s latest horror offering.”
These are pretty big words to live up to. While I hope the new Halloween movie is the most successful horror film of 2018 if not just to ignite a slasher genre renaissance, I’d look forward to seeing an independent film turn the tables and steal the limelight. That is, of course, if it really is as good as critics say.
The film is written and directed by Ari Aster, with a release date set for June 8, 2018.
What do you think? Could Hereditary be the scariest film in years? Are you at least excited to see it? Let us know in the comments section down below!