Hereditary is a 2018 American supernatural psychological horror drama 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 miniature artist who lives in Utah with her husband, Steve; their 16-year-old son, Peter; and eccentric 13-year-old daughter, Charlie. At the funeral of her secretive mother, Ellen Leigh, Annie delivers a eulogy explaining their fraught relationship. Steve is later informed that Ellen's grave has been desecrated. Annie attends a support group for the bereaved and reveals that her family suffered from mental illnesses that resulted in their deaths. To attend a party, Peter lies that he is going to a barbecue with friends, and Annie forces him to take Charlie with him. While there, an unsupervised Charlie eats cake containing nuts, to which she is allergic, and she falls into anaphylactic shock. As Peter drives her to a hospital, she leans out of the window for air and is decapitated by a telephone pole as Peter swerves to avoid an object in the roadway. In shock, Peter leaves his sister's headless corpse in the car for their mother to discover the next morning. The family grieves and tension rises between them all, leading to Annie viciously berating Peter one night at dinner for his actions. As he deals with the tremendous guilt, Peter is subsequently haunted by Charlie's presence around the house. Annie is befriended by a support group member, Joan. Influenced by Joan, Annie forces the family to do a séance to communicate with Charlie. Charlie seemingly possesses Annie until Steve douses her with water. Suspecting that Charlie's spirit has become malevolent, Annie throws Charlie's sketchbook into the fireplace but her sleeve also begins to burn. She quickly retrieves the book and heads to Joan for advice but Joan is missing. She notices that Joan's welcome mat resembles her mother's craftwork and goes through her mother's possessions, finding a photo album linking Joan to Ellen, and a book with information about a demon named Paimon who is a king of Hell and wishes to inhabit a male host. She also discovers photos of Ellen with cult members who apparently worship her as their leader. In the attic, she discovers Ellen's decapitated and rotting body and a strange symbol on the wall written in blood. At school, Peter sees a disturbing apparition of himself and slams his head against his desk, breaking his nose. Annie begs Steve to burn the sketchbook so she can sacrifice herself and stop the haunting. Steve sees Ellen's body but assumes Annie has gone mad. When Annie throws the book into the fire herself, Steve bursts into flames and dies.


Toni Collette
Alex Wolff
Milly Shapiro
Ann Dowd
Gabriel Byrne
Mallory Bechtel
Christy Summerhays
Charlie's Teacher
Morgan Lund
Mr. Davies
Jake Brown
Harrison Nell
Student #1
BriAnn Rachele
Student #2 (as Briann Rachele)
Heidi Méndez
Spanish Speaking Woman (as Heidi Mendez)
Moises L. Tovar
Translator (as Moises Tovar)
Jarrod Phillips
Group Leader
Brock McKinney
Zachary Arthur
Boy in Room
David Stanley
Man at Wake
Bus Riley
History Teacher
Austin R. Grant
Stoner #1 (as Austin Grant)
Gabriel Monroe Eckert
Stoner #2 (as Gabe Eckert)


The film Hereditary was scheduled to be released on January 21, 2018 (Sundance, 2018 Sundance Film Festival), on June 8, 2018 (United States) and on June 14, 2018 (Germany) by A24, Panorama Entertainment,, Diamond Films, Elevation Pictures, Entertainment Film Distributors, Fabula Films, Golden Village Pictures, Lucky Red, Metropolitan Filmexport, Nordisk Film, Phantom FIlm, Reality Entertainment, Spentzos Films, StudioCanal, Vertigo Média Kft., Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, DeAPlaneta and NOS Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 127 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $79.3 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:

IMDB: Hereditary

Wikipedia: Hereditary (film)

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