It's another brilliantly portrayed troubled character by Toni Collette and an unprecedently appropriate musical score that sets the tone for a film, that is sure to leap to the top of its genre's canon. Hereditary is a horror movie, clever in its content, immense in its suspense, and quite horrific in its scare factor. Not a film I would normally pick for a child-free night out, but perhaps it has provoked me to step outside the normal cliche 'mum' films. I'll always take a careful ponder at doormats from this point onwards.
The storyline is excellent and the investment that writer/director Ari Aster puts into developing the Graham family, in particular, the mother, Annie (Collette), is most certainly the best part of the film and should be applauded. The first hour is knockout. Eerie opening scenes of a dollhouse, complete with the model miniatures that Annie makes as an artist, pan in and become a regular exchange in her son Peter's (Alex Wolff) bedroom, between him and his father Steve (Gabriel Byrne). Cinematography is on point. It's breathtaking and within 30 seconds of its commencement, we know this film is going to play on our minds; What is real? What is not? What is art? Is this normal? Gosh, they're like us a bit. "Gasp".