A horror film just premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, leaving attendees drenched in fear. Even the trailer for "Hereditary" is giving people hope that it may just be the horror film we’ve all been waiting for.
In fact, The AV Club called it "the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages." A writer at that publication viewed the film at Sundance and wrote that he spent the screening in “a state of deep distress, palms soaked, breath shallow."
He continued, "This isn’t a scary movie. It’s pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. It didn’t play me like a fiddle. It slammed on my insides like a grand piano.”
"Hereditary" stars Toni Collette as Annie, a woman who appears to create dollhouse figurines and whose mother has just died. Her own daughter seems to have creepy tendencies, as indicated by a clip of her about to cut off the head of a dead bird.
The trailer also reveals someone on fire, a person covered in ants and plenty of screaming. The film explores, as predicted by its title, the traits we inherit from our parents. (Probably not going to be about eye color, here!)
According to The Guardian, "Hereditary" has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, following its premiere at Sundance.
It will begin playing in theaters across the country this summer. It marks writer-director Ari Aster’s first feature film.