The critically-acclaimed horror Hereditary comes to DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and Limited Edition Steelbook on October 8.
Described as “genuinely terrifying” with particular praise for Toni Collette’s acting by international film critics, Hereditary has become 2018’s premier horror film. Debuting at Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of the year, it was released in US cinemas in the summer, ultimately making a huge profit on its $10 million budget and becoming A24’s highest grossing film worldwide.
The feature film debut of writer-director Ari Aster, who describes it not as a horror but as a “tragedy that curdles into a nightmare”, tells the story of a family haunted in the wake of their secretive grandmother’s death.
Also starring Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne, Hereditary sees Annie, her husband and their two children begin to unravel the mysteries of Annie’s late grandmother revealing terrifying secrets from the family’s past.
Aster’s writing and direction have been praised by critics with some calling it one of the great American horror films ever made. And even though the director doesn’t refer to it as horror, it appears to have been influenced by some of the genre’s greatest examples. The A.V. Club said: “Hereditary belongs to a proud genre lineage, a legacy that stretches back to the towering touchstones of American horror, unholy prestige-zeitgeist classics like The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby.”
Indeed, Aster unleashes a nightmarish vision of domestic breakdown with craft and precision, transforming a family’s tragedy into something truly ominous and deeply unsettling.
Hereditary is available to own from October 8.