A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director:

Ari Aster

Writer:

Ari Aster
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Wolff ... Peter
Gabriel Byrne ... Steve
Toni Collette ... Annie
Milly Shapiro ... Charlie
Christy Summerhays ... Charlie's Teacher
Morgan Lund Morgan Lund ... Mr. Davies
Mallory Bechtel ... Bridget
Jake Brown ... Brendan
Harrison Nell Harrison Nell ... Student #1
BriAnn Rachele BriAnn Rachele ... Student #2 (as Briann Rachele)
Heidi Méndez ... Spanish Speaking Woman (as Heidi Mendez)
Moises L. Tovar ... Translator (as Moises Tovar)
Jarrod Phillips ... Group Leader
Ann Dowd ... Joan
Brock McKinney ... Aaron
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Storyline

When her mentally ill mother passes away, Annie (Toni Collette), her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff), and daughter (Milly Shapiro) all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural. They each begin to have disturbing, otherworldly experiences linked to the sinister secrets and emotional trauma that have been passed through the generations of their family.

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Every family tree hides a secret. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Toni Collette also stars in the Showtime series United States of Tara (2009), featuring Toni as a woman with dissociative identity disorder trying to raise her children, maintain her marriage and discover why she may be suffering from DID. See more »

Goofs

The playhouse has lapboard siding and cedar shakes for a roof coating, yet from beginning to end, the interior shows light shining through the cracks in the vertical wall board and ceiling. This is simply not possible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steve: Come on, Peter. Wake up.
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Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Hereditary (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Both Sides Now
Written by Joni Mitchell
Performed by Judy Collins
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Toni Colette was robbed of an Oscar nod
2 December 2019 | by MovieDarling7600See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best horror movies ever! Toni Collette gives a performance of a lifetime and I think possibly the best of her career. Just when you think you know what's going on, the movie flips. It's so amazingly written and such a thrill ride. Not for the faint of heart!! I've watched this so many times but still get the same chill every single time. Definitely would recommend to horror fans! Review: 10/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hereditary See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,575,172, 10 June 2018

Gross USA:

$44,069,456

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,239,658
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 7.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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