Wrap Up of “Hereditary”

I’ve been delighted to hear how much you all seemed to enjoy “Hereditary” (2018), Ari Aster’s feature debut. He’s certainly emerged as a filmmaker to notice. I would also strongly encourage you watch his latest horror film, “Midsommar” (2019). This follow-up film is no sophomore slump. If anything, it builds on and expands the themesContinue reading “Wrap Up of “Hereditary””

Read This Before You Watch “Hereditary”

The debut film by writer-director Ari Aster, “Hereditary” (2018) was immediately hailed by critics as a cinematic masterpiece of disturbing horror. Even so, a lot of viewers just didn’t quite know what to think of this unsettling film. The end, in particular, confuses people and has prompted many online “explanations” to help people make senseContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Hereditary””

“Hereditary” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: As usual, let’s start with the title. Why is this movie called “Hereditary”?  What are we to understand as being hereditary in this film? More broadly, how are the ideas of inheritance and family significant to the narrative? What is the filmContinue reading ““Hereditary” Discussion Questions”