Hereditary

“Rosemary’s Baby.” “The Omen.” “The Visitor.” Three examples of old school scares. This film is crafted after that time and not as much after today’s films. This film will do well, I have no doubt. In the mire of bad films being made this year, it has no competition. But I have issues with its convoluted plot and overly busy storyline. It could have had better impact with a simplified approach.

Hereditary (2018)
R | 2h 7min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 8 June 2018 (USA)

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
Director: Ari Aster
Writer: Ari Aster
Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

The director is 31. He has done a couple of movies. As I understand, this is his first horror. I watched an interview with him, he seems like someone who will continue making good movies. This film had a few really creepy images that I will forever treasure. Too bad the story was way too complicated for my simple horror loving mind.

When the son comes downstairs and sees a naked man standing there, it reminded me of the final scene of “Rosemary’s Baby.” Loved that! I think if he would have had a simpler story and whittled down the story a bit to a narrow focus, it would have fared better with me. I really wanted to love this film but it was boring at times. I give it a 7/10

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