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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Jeff's Top 13 Horror Films of 2018 #09


Jeff's dead raising edition of the Creepercast's Top 13 films of 2018 continues with...

#09
HEREDITARY


"After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets."


HEREDITARY is an American supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by Ari Aster, in his feature directorial debut. It stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne.


A24 horror films are sometimes touch and go, I mean, The Witch and It comes at Night were brilliant additions to the genre with deserved praise. HEREDITARY is one of those films that came on the heels of an outrageous ad campaign that promised the most disturbing horror film you've ever seen. As usually turns out to be the case, I assure you that it isn't. I'm still a fan of the style of shock advertising made popular in the 50's and love the way HEREDITARY was able to make it work. The film is disturbing, very reminiscent of Rosemary's Baby, with decent jump scares and mind numbing mental horror, its hardly the film the advertisements and critics are promising but it is different enough when it comes to possession films to make it number 9.



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