UPDATE: These photos have been removed at the request of the studio.
There’s a new A24 horror movie beginning to loom over the horizon, and it’s shaping up to be every bit as unsettling as you might expect.
Its name? Hereditary, Ari Aster’s genre flick, one which also doubles as his feature film debut, that deep dives into the Graham family. Still reeling from the death of their reclusive grandmother, the Grahams begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. And let’s just say their family tree is rotten to the core.
At the heart of that story is Toni Collette’s Ellen, the newfound matriarch who begins to suspect that her late mother is causing pain and torment (and sleepless nights!) from beyond the grave, and that it’s all being channeled through her teenage daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro). Cue the nightmarish visuals and familial drama, but if you’re wanting to take a closer peek at Hereditary before its arrival in June, UHM (h/t Bloody Disgusting) has today summoned a series of high-res images, each more creepy and unnerving than the last.
Also starring Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd and Shapiro in what looks to be her big breakout, Hereditary is described as so:
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. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Hereditary comes knocking on June 8th, so batten down the hatches and prepare for another exercise in nerve-shredding tension. This is A24 we’re talking about, after all, so we’re quietly confident that the studio has conjured up another genre hit for us to sink our teeth into.