Hereditary: Horror film branded 'scariest in years' gets UK release date

The film was described as 'traumatically terrifying' following its world premiere at Sundance

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 20 March 2018 16:35 GMT
Hereditary - trailer

The horror film that's being touted as the scariest in years finally has a release date in the UK.

Hereditary - a new movie from genre film-champions A24 (The Witch, Green Room, Lady Bird) - premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it made quite a splash after terrifying audiences, and now UK audiences will be able to see it for themselves on 15 June.

Directed by Ari Aster, the film – starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and The Handmaid’s Tale star Ann Dowd – received its world premiere at the festival’s Midnight section and word of mouth has been spreading like wildfire ever since.

The synopsis reads as follows: “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.”

Following its world premiere, the film was deemed “the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages” by The AV Club with Variety praising its haunted house chills which are said to evoke classics Rosemary’s Baby and The Wicker Man.

Just last week, Collette appeared in a brand new short film released by Montreal collective Arcade Fire.

Hereditary's UK release date arrives a week after its released in the US (8 June).

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