In 2016, A24 scored a hit with the low-budget The Witch after the film scared the pants off audiences at the Sundance Film Festival.
Can the company find similar success with Hereditary? The movie inspired hugely positive, could-this-be-the-year’s-scariest-film? reactions when it played Park City earlier this month, and the film’s just-released trailer is certainly not lacking in intensity.
Written and directed by Ari Aster, the movie concerns a family called the Grahams and what happens when the matriarch, Ellen, dies and her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne. The film is released on June 8.