Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster.

Official trailers

A24 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 released the trailer:
Hereditary | Charlie | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24.

Story intro

Annie Graham is a miniatures artist who lives in Utah with her husband, Steve; their 16-year-old son, Peter; and their eccentric and reserved 13-year-old daughter, Charlie. At the funeral of her secretive mother, Ellen Leigh, Annie delivers a eulogy explaining their fraught relationship and her mother's extremely private life. A week later, Steve is informed that Ellen's grave has been desecrated, while Annie thinks she sees an apparition of Ellen in her workshop. At a support group for the bereaved, Annie reveals that the rest of her family suffered from mental illness that resulted in their deaths and how Ellen was a significant figure in raising Charlie. To attend a party, Peter lies that he is going to a school event, and Annie forces him to take Charlie with him. Unsupervised, Charlie eats cake containing nuts, which she is allergic to, and falls into anaphylactic shock. As Peter drives her to a hospital, Charlie leans out of the window for air. Peter swerves to avoid a dead deer and Charlie is decapitated by a telephone pole. In shock, Peter silently drives home and leaves his sister's corpse in the car for their mother to discover the next morning. The family grieves following Charlie's funeral, heightening tensions between Annie and Peter and causing Annie to behave coldly towards Steve. Peter is plagued by Charlie's presence around the house. Annie is befriended by a support group member, Joan. Annie tells her she used to sleepwalk and recounts an incident in which she woke up in Peter's bedroom to find herself, Peter, and Charlie covered in paint thinner with a lit match in her hand. Joan teaches Annie to perform a séance to communicate with Charlie. Annie convinces her family to attempt the séance. Objects begin to move and break, terrifying Peter, and Charlie seemingly possesses Annie until Steve douses her with water. Annie suspects that Charlie's spirit has become malevolent. She throws Charlie's sketchbook into the fireplace but her sleeve also begins to burn. She retrieves it and heads to Joan's apartment for advice but Joan is nowhere to be found.


Toni Collette
Annie Graham, a miniaturist artist
Gabriel Byrne
Steve Graham, Annie's psychiatrist husband
Alex Wolff
Peter Graham, Annie's and Steve's 16-year-old son
Milly Shapiro
Charlie Graham, Annie's and Steve's 13-year-old daughter
Ann Dowd
Joan, a support group member
Mallory Bechtel
Bridget, Peter's schoolmate and love interest


The film Hereditary was scheduled to be released by A24 on January 21, 2018 (Sundance, 2018 Sundance Film Festival), on June 8, 2018 (United States) and on June 14, 2018 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 127 minutes. With a budget of $9 million, the film grossed over $79.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Hereditary got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Hereditary (film)

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