When Ellen passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel increasingly terrifying secrets about her life. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
Hereditary stars Oscar nominee Toni Colette (Unbelievable), who is a 2019 Critics Choice nominee for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Actress for this role, and Alex Wolff (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), who both won 2019 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for their roles. Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (Vikings), Golden Globe nominee Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Broadway child star Milly Shapiro (Matilda) co-star.
The film has an 89% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus is, “Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.”
Other than Toni Colette and Alex Wolff’s wins, the movie also took four more Fangoria Chainsaw Awards this year, including Best Wide-Release Film and Best Kill.
IMDB rating: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%