There’s something wrong with Charlie Graham.
She displays the kind of mannerism and thousand-yard-stare we might associate with a young woman on the autism spectrum; she’s got ticks. She also suffers from severe food allergies, making leaving home without an epi-pen a potentially fatal mistake. Charlie (Milly Shapiro) also plays with dead things.
To find out how all these characteristics can be traced to a bizarre connection with her recently deceased-grandmother, you’ll have to see Hereditary, directed by Ari Aster, and arriving in US Theaters on June 8th (courtesy of A24). It’s been traumatizing audiences at Sundance, SXSW, and The Overlook and, believe me, it’s more than most horror fans will be able to handle.
Unlike the ominous but understated American poster for Hereditary (which also stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff), the French poster is truly gruesome, very telling of the extreme horror awaiting those who dare see it. Especially chilling: Some macabre art created by young Charlie, art that makes her obsession with death more than evident.
Give it a look-see below, after the trailer and synopsis.
Official Synopsis: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun their sinister fate.
Hereditary is directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro.