Hereditary (2018)

Plot: After the death of her mother, Annie is determined to keep her family together when terrifying and sinister secrets threaten to out. 

Director: Ari Aster

Starring: Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd

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A great film with an ending that will throw you. Not going to lie, I had no idea what had happened when the film ended. For me, it started really well and I really enjoyed the majority of the film but the ending just confused me and was just damn right weird, however, it was fitting.

Toni Collette is the star and she is flawless. Collette’s character and the kids were the most intriguing characters. The father felt like a pointless obstacle in the film. He was also a very predictable character and that’s what I liked about the rest of the characters. I had no idea what they were going to do next, they were unreliable and had the ability to knock you for six. Having the father, who was basically the furniture, created a nice balance none the less.

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It’s edgy, it’s nervewracking and it’s uncomfortable. That was my favourite thing about the movie, how uncomfortable I felt. The best films, for me, are the ones that unnerve you, that really creep you to the core. They’re just fun to watch. I’m a huge horror fan, I love weird, bizarre and a bit of craziness and I think that’s what this film gives you. You won’t have seen anything like it.

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