Hereditary. 2018. USA. Directed by Ari Aster. 127 min.
Equal doses of family tragedy and occult horror combine to create a mood of dread that saturates every frame of Ari Aster’s assured debut film. A superb quartet of actors (Toni Collette, Alex Wolfe, Gabriel Byrne, and Milly Shapiro) run a grueling gauntlet as the film tumbles toward its terrifying, sinister conclusion. Courtesy of A24 Films