A24’s Hereditary has been labeled the scariest film in decades by some critics, drawing comparisons with venerated horrors like The Babadook, The Witch, and The Conjuring. After months of hype, the movie arrived in American cinemas yesterday, June 8, with the public seemingly corroborating the expert viewpoint that yes, it is indeed scary as hell.
That Hereditary has left some in a state of mental anguish should come as no surprise. After all, this Highsnobiety contributor claimed he exited a screening feeling “light-headed” and “sweaty.” The movie follows a family that has been afflicted with a strange, unexplained curse, with the plot taking regular unexpected twists and turns. “Hereditary is one of the most fucked-up horror movies I’ve ever seen,” noted one reviewer. “No higher praise can be paid,” he continued. As of writing, the film sits with a score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
With the critical opinion in, Twitter users have now had their say. Peep some of the best reactions to the frightfest below, and watch the trailer above.
Some were left broken
But still enjoyed it regardless
Others, meanwhile, got creative with their comparisons
There was praise for Toni Colette’s lead role, with some calling for an Oscar nomination
Not everyone was impressed, however
But the vast majority agree it’s a knock-out
Will you go see Hereditary this weekend? If you’ve already seen it, leave us your thoughts in the comments below.
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