Hereditary – A Movie Review

My face most of the film. (and also Annie, star of the film)

First of all, Happy 2019 everyone! Thanks for hanging out with us as we started 2018 and I look forward to giving you guys the best year yet! One of the things I’m hoping to do is watch 200 movies this year. I don’t know that I’ll rate ALL of them, but probably a good chunk. Here’s the first installment.

Hereditary (2018)

Let me start by saying this: If you know who Paimon is (one of the eight kings of hell), then this movie is ridiculous and you’re going to love it! If you don’t know who Paimon, one of the eight kings of hell is, this movie is ridiculous and you’re going to be pissed at the end.

Director Ari Aster does a hell of a job with this film in quite a few ways. It’s a little slow, in my opinion, but a lot of it is needed. The slow burn of EVERY. SINGLE. THING. either gets old or is brilliant, just depends. It’s obvious that it was done on purpose and this has a different feeling than most recent “horror” films, but it made a 2 hour and 7 minute movie feel a little long. Take out those slow pieces for every scene and you’re at a 1 hour 40 minute movie of pure bliss and I probably could have loved it.

With all of that being said, this movie is OUT THERE. Annie’s mom dies – but she didn’t really think of her as much of a mother – and wasn’t too sad that she died? Then you find out the weird past. Her dad starved herself and died, her brother had schizophrenia, and her mom was a nut. But she’s good right? Wrong. Then her family starts to digress. Not even kidding (spoiler alert) when the car accident occurs I literally yelled “holy shit” out loud and and still in a little bit of shock. From the previews, I thought the little girl would be a much larger role – and she was freaky as shit for the time she was there. But then you start to wonder. Someone dies and (I’m just going to spell it out) Peter just goes home and goes to bed. I mean he’s shook up for sure – but he just doesn’t tell anyone and lays there until they find the body the next day? And then nothing happens to him like, eh, it was an accident? I mean it was….sort of…but that’s all part of the big ending.

The movie is intense. Again, it’s a little slow burn – but on purpose, so the entire thing feels intense. Then the ending happens. It’s the difference between a 6/10 and a 10/10. I’ve heard lots of others LOVE the film because of the ending – but for me, I didn’t quite get it. I didn’t know one of the kings of hell was part of this story and I could have done without it. Just give me a crazy ass family and I would have liked it a lot more. Regardless, this movie will give you some chills and have you saying “holy shit” more than once, trust me. All in all – worth a watch and if you’re really into Satanism then….you’re probably not reading this and if so…don’t comment?

Drop down and let me know if you’ve seen this movie, love Satan, or are just really weird.

Rating: 5.9/10