Zach Kircher’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I don’t think what Hollywood typically offers is true horror. They tend to provide scary experiences that get people’s adrenaline pumping to the point where word of mouth spreads, and eventually, they turn over an easy profit. That's said with all due respect to filmmakers that can make this work like John Krasinski and his massive hit A Quiet Place, but this is still a noticeable trend in Hollywood.
What Hereditary does is ambitiously go after an experience that causes one to empathize with the evils festering within real people. Because so much attention is placed on storytelling and deepening characters, that’s what makes this film so disturbing along with the visuals: it’s possible for someone to place themselves within the situations depicted on screen and relate to them.”
Full review here.