First Trailer for Sundance Horror Hit 'Hereditary' Directed by Ari Aster
"She wasn't all together, there… at the end." A24 has debuted the first trailer for the acclaimed horror film Hereditary, which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to some of the best buzz of the fest. From writer/director Ari Aster, the film is about a close family that starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they've inherited. Toni Collette stars, along with Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Zachary Arthur. This horror is about how a terrifying presence can pass down through the family, and it's apparently thrilling not because of jump scares, but through all the "unspeakable" horror it presents. This is an outstanding first trailer, definitely promising a freaky, terrifying film that might be a big hit this summer.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ari Aster's Hereditary, direct from A24's YouTube:
From Jordan Raup's Sundance review found on The Film Stage: "Aster displays proficient skill in eerie tone-setting, elaborate production design, and the type of scares that will leave a pervasive imprint on the mind."
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. Hereditary is both written and directed by American filmmaker Ari Aster, making his feature directorial debut after a number of short films. This first premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this month. A24 will open Aster's Hereditary in select theaters starting June 8th, 2018 this summer. Who's in?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Dayum, this looks interesting.
deerosa on Jan 30, 2018
Oh, I'm IN. This looks very promising. Thankfully, the trailer is merely a tease and doesn't appear to give much away. A-24 has a good history of delivering the goods.
Doug on Jan 30, 2018
I don't watch too many horror films, but I think I'll have to check this one out. Intrigued.
Efterklang on Jan 30, 2018
YAS GAWD I`M SOLD. Jesus this looks completed fucked in all the right ways.
Jorrell Mcdaniel on Jan 30, 2018
To me, this works good as a trailer. Not even close to be worth a watch as a whole film. No, sir, thank you ...
shiboleth on Jan 30, 2018
Collette is always gives stunning performances and her American accent is among the greatest of non-American actors.
DAVIDPD on Jan 30, 2018
Now that's how to make a trailer. I hope the movie is half as good.
Charles Knowlton on Jan 30, 2018
WOW, very creepy, looks amazing.
JuanBauty on Jan 31, 2018
Yeah can we get a reup on that trailer tho?
JohnDoeB on Feb 1, 2018
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