It’s an amazing time to be a horror fan, with Get Out up for multiple major Oscars, and a new strain of deeply creepy, artistically innovative, psychological/supernatural thrillers popping up in theatres. On the heels of films like mother! and The Killing of a Sacred Deer comes Hereditary, which earned raves at the recent Sundance Film Festival.
The first trailer for Ari Aster’s debut feature film – which stars Toni Collette, who played another memorable horror-movie mum in The Sixth Sense – is cryptic yet horrifying. The mother of Collette’s character, an apparently very hands-on grandma, has just passed away… but it’s very clear that her spirit still lingers in some very malevolent ways.
Hereditary is due out June 8, just in time to cut summer’s heat with some goosebump-inducing chills.