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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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 »

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Trivia

This film is director Ari Aster's feature debut. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) When Annie begins the seance with Peter and Steve, the candle on the table isn't lit but once the camera cuts away and comes back to the table, the candle is now lit with the flame clearly visible. 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

Referenced in Sardonicast: Hereditary, Shaolin Soccer (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Sledge Hammer
Written by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performed by B.o.B. featuring Havi, Roxxanne, London Jae & Jaque Beatz
Courtesy of Cherry Red
By arrangement with Friendly Fire Licensing
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User Reviews

Are you kidding me?
29 June 2018 | by lilivillanyi-30269See all my reviews

As a huge horror fan, I was very eager to see this film - I must have overhyped it though, since my friends and I all left the theater disappointed.

A very amateurish movie, that manages to hide this fact due to it's stylish (but overused) camera and the great acting (which though still has some cringe worthy moments).

The pacing is off, the film has no idea what it wants to be. There is no character arc or development for any of the films protagonists and the ending is just pointless. There is no payoff.

There are some interesting and effective horror moments but by the end the film takes such a bizarre turn that the whole audience in the cinema was just laughing.

Go watch "The Sentinel" (1977) instead - from which this film seems to have borrowed a lot.


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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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