Hereditary ★★★★½

Before putting this on at 1am I really wasn’t sure if I was in the mood to watch a movie, and then after the two first minutes of this I was like ‘fuck yeah imma watch hereditary’ this thing gripped me from the start and took me through a rollercoaster of fear and anxiety that kept me on the edge of my seat. 

I have one flaw with the film, I don’t even know if I’d call it a flaw but I found the dad to be so underwritten, it wasn’t until the last 20 minutes he was getting to do something and then... well you know. I found his position on what’s going on could have been the most interesting to learn more about as he’s the person in the middle of this and feeling the grief of loss and the pressure of the mother and the son. I wish they took a bit extra time to go more in-depth with his character. 

Toni C and Alex Wolff give two of the best performances in the last decade, at least in horror. Wow, both of them demanded attention whenever they were on screen and both made me feel different emotions. When they shared scenes I was torn on what to feel. 

This is such a unique approach to horror, Ari Aster clearly knows how to present art house horror which is the horror we need, this movie reminded me of why I’m so in love with art house horror. I’m hoping films from the likes of Ari, Peele and Eggers will help to change and influence modern horror. 

I’m going to be wrapping my head around the ending for a long time. Anyways, safe to say this is top 2 best horror movie of the last decade.

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