Ari Aster's “Scandinavian folk horror” follow-up to Hereditary will traumatize you next summer

As we’ve sat here obliviously twiddling our thumbs, director Ari Aster’s been in Hungary plumbing the depths of trauma-laden depravity for his Hereditary follow-up, which /Film reports just got an official release date. A24 has revealed that the director’s highly anticipated sophomore feature will arrive on August 9,…

Hooked on Hereditary’s spooky power? Check out director Ari Aster’s fucked-up short films

Mark your calendars, because Hereditary season is upon us. More like a vicious remake of Robert Redford’s Ordinary People than any studio-built jump-scare obstacle course, writer-director Ari Aster’s frightening feature debut is the feel-terrible movie of the summer: a shocker about a family slowly descending into…

The director and cast of Hereditary play “What’s Scarier?”

Hereditary, “the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages,” hits theaters today, so the world can finally see what all the fuss is about. Ahead of the film’s release, we sat down with director Ari Aster and stars Milly Shapiro and Alex Wolff to play “What’s Scarier?,” a game where we pit two scary things…

The team behind Hereditary says making the film was “therapeutic”—even if watching it won’t be

At this point, just two days away from the film’s wide release, the Hereditary hype train is at full steam. Our own A.A. Dowd, who saw it at Sundance, gave the film his stamp of approval, calling it “pure emotional terrorism.” It’s managed to disturb Edgar Wright, Barry Jenkins, Elijah Wood, and every A.V. Club…

Hereditary is the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages

I don’t scare easily. As much as I love horror movies, and have since I was young, they don’t usually shake me in any real, lasting way: “It’s only a movie” is always there for me like a security blanket, smothering any genuine panic. So it’s a special kind of awful, a rare treat of sorts, when something comes along…