Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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Director

Credits

Director:  Ari Aster
Producer:  Kevin Frakes
Screenwriter: Ari Aster
Cinematographer: Pawel Pogorzelski
Editor: Jennifer Lame
Production Designer: Grace Yun
Sound Designer: Steve Laneri
Principal Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Olga Mill

Contact

Distributor 
A24
Publicity Contact
Ryan Fons
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323-445-4763
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Year:  2018
Genre:  Horror
Screening Section: Midnighters
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 123:00 mins