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Hereditary (2018)

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A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director:

Ari Aster

Writer:

Ari Aster
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44 wins & 105 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Evil runs in the family. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Hereditary's production designer and costume designer also worked on A24's First Reformed (2017). 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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Crazy Credits

The first minute of the closing credits is a list of vertically-scrolling names, where a random letter of each person's name is hi-lighted in a different color, then drops down to form the words of the next person's name in line. See more »

Connections

Featured in Renegade Cut: The Fear of Hereditary (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Dark Side of the Sun
Written by Gernot Bronsert
Performed by Modeselektor
Courtesy of Monkeytown
By arrangement with Friendly Fire Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Maybe the best psychological horror film
27 March 2020 | by proupoupouSee all my reviews

People that trash this movie or make fun of it are the ones who are too scared to surrender to fear. It's a coping mechanism that protects them from the unpleasant feelings this movie generates, understandably. Well it's not for the faint hearted; those will find reasons to hate it. If you're comfortable with feeling uncomfortable then this movie will satisfy you, potentially terrify you but you will enjoy it. At least I did. Top-notch performances, disturbing music with a lurking distressing vibe that haunts you.


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Details

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 7.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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