Hereditary (2018): Drama / Horror / Mystery

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It’s not very often one sees reviews either 1 or 10 on imdb and almost nothing in between. The acting is 100% solid. The character development is as it should have been. Overall, I think that the ostensibly unjustified twists and turns of the level of paranormal activity, the takeover of the subgenre (drama) from the genre (horror), and the head-scratching ending that doesn’t meet the film’s own expectations, exasperate the average viewer. There were scenes that took my breath away and narrowed my spectrum of emotions down to terror and despondency but each and every one of them reflects on its purpose. And that is what makes Ari Aster’s directing astounding.

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