When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, 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. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Aroview: One of the most terrifying movies of recent years, with Toni Colette in a career defining performance, playing an artist whose mother passes away, leaving her family to inherit a sinister fate. Avoids many of the recent horror movie cliches to achieve unprecedented scariness, with the help of Saxophonist Colin Stetson’s chilling score.
“Takes its place as a new generation’s The Exorcist—for some, it will spin heads even more savagely” ~ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out.