Hereditary Director Ari Aster on Taking Family Tragedy and Curdling It Into a Nightmare

Last week, I met Ari Aster, the writer and director of the horror film Hereditary, in the A24 office. For about 20 minutes, we talked about genre (he originally shopped Hereditary as a “family tragedy that curdles into a nightmare”), subverting expectations (undoubtedly a reason the film has proved so divisive), the…

The Trailer for Toni Collette's New Familial Horror Film Will Leave You Shaking in Your Doll Shoes

Anytime a trailer begins with a violent spike of strings, you know you’re not exactly in for something pleasant or relaxing. As proof, I give you the trailer for Hereditary, the upcoming horror film about a dollhouse aficionado (Collette), her family, and an angry dead grandmother who’s not quite ready to exit the…

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