Regular readers of Horror Freak News have heard me gushing over Hereditary (perhaps ad nauseum) for months. Now that the film has enjoyed a nationwide release, I’m finally at liberty to discuss the film’s secrets; riddles I’ve been struggling with internally since I first experienced Hereditary at SXSW last March.
There’s a lot to unpack in Hereditary, meaning we’ll probably be discussing and analyzing this film for decades to come. A great starting point for understanding the movie’s intricacies is a recent Ending Explained video from FoundFlix on YouTube. In addition to discussing the traumatizing conclusion, the video discusses the bizarre mythology at the film’s core.
Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section! If you haven’t seen Hereditary for yourself yet, skip down to the trailer and synopsis at the bottom of the article and bookmark this page for later. Enjoy!
Ending Explained for the terrifying HEREDITARY starring Ton Collette as a mother who uncovers the shocking secrets of her ancestry. Learn all about the film’s complicated story, exploring some of its many mysteries, and explaining what happens in the end.
When Ellen passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
Hereditary is directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro.
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