Taglines: Every family tree hides a secret.
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 as it slowly destroys everything they know.
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.
Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster in his feature debut. It stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, and Ann Dowd. The film premiered on January 21, 2018 at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section. It will be released on June 8, 2018.
Directed by: Ari Aster
Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel, Zachary Arthur, Mark Blockovich, Gabriel Monroe Eckert, Rachelle Hardy, Austin R. Grant, Brock McKinney
Screenplay by: Ari Aster
Production Design by: Grace Yun
Cinematography by: Pawel Pogorzelski
Film Editing by: Lucian Johnston, Jennifer Lame
Costume Design by: Olga Mill
Set Decoration by: Brian Lives
Art Direction by: Richard T. Olson
Music by: Colin Stetson
Distributed by: A24 Films
Release Date: June 8, 2018