A24‘s Hereditary has an insane amount of buzz. The horror flick premiered at Sundance to shining reviews, currently boasts a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and has drawn comparisons to all-timer juggernauts like The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby. The first trailer was mesmerizing and horrific, showing off first-time director Ari Aster‘s unique visual style. Now, we have a new teaser focused on Toni Collette, whose performance as a grieving daughter and traumatized mother is already garnering Oscar talk.Yikes.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Hereditary:
“When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, 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.”
The new teaser hints at tension between Collette’s Annie and her son Peter (Alex Wolff). She erupts on him at the dinner table, as husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) tries to mediate. “Nobody admits anything they’ve done!” she screams. But what is it they’ve done? Looks like that’s another big question we have going into Hereditary, along with, “What the hell is up with that little girl’s weird dolls?”
Collette has been a powerhouse performer for a long time now, and her devastating turn in The Sixth Sense showed that she could bring a lot of emotional weight to a horror film. We can’t wait to see what she does in a role that the trailer boasts is “the best work of her career.”
Hereditary opens June 8. Are you scared yet?
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