Hereditary ★★★½

Review In A Nutshell:

Has there been a horror debut as impressive as Jordan Peele’s Get Out? Well Ari Aster’s Hereditary comes relatively close with a moody, atmospheric, and tense experience that explores strained familial bonds, guilt, grief, and cult-like witchcraft. It plays itself out in a manner that is synonymous to Dario Argento’s Suspiria but tailored to a more contemporary craftsmanship that is more at kin with Robert Eggers’ The Witch and David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows. Aster relies far less on jump scares than he does with amplified and ambiguous emotions from his characters, exploring their relationships and reveal their sense of distress. There are segments that may feel a tad empty in places, but it’s vibe is consistent and for that I consistently had a pleasing experience. With an outstanding debut, I am curious to see where Aster takes his career next.

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