August 10th, 2018 / 4:33 PM
Two years is too long to wait for a movie. I have waited for this movie to be released from the day I heard about its story. Some months ago a staff member from TheVerge was invited to the screening of the film. He along others gave pretty good reviews about it. It's class could not be doubted after I came to know that my favourite studio A24 bought its rights to the distribution. Then I wanted the studio to release it as soon as they can. But they kept me waiting. I knew that this movie would never be released in Pakistani cinemas which are home to classless movies.
The subject of the movie is horror and horror itself is a vast subject especially when it comes to the movies. Found footage, monsters, cults, vampires, zombies, psychological horror, etc. All the reviews of the movie up to that point were from the people who were at the screening and they all agreed that the movie is as mind bending and twisted as another horror movie GET OUT.
I found a pretty decent yet pirated version of the film through a Reddit post but the movie was dubbed in Russian. So I downloaded that sick print which was in English too and then using my low-grade knowledge of video editing, I layered the English audio track on top of that good Russian print. I could not wait any longer. And I watched HEREDITARY. There is no doubt that movie is one mind bending film. People are really discovering new heights when it comes to the genre of horror and this movie proves it.
The movie is about a family who has recently lost their grandmother. Their days of mourning extend when the tragedy strikes them again, sooner than anyone expects, including the viewer. As the film proceeds an observer starts to realise that everything is not what it seems to be in the first place. A nasty unseen evil exists which can be felt but not seen. So far this is the best horror movie I have seen in 2018. I really wish that by now there must’ve existed a far better version of the film. Anybody who loves the genre of horror should stop doing whatever they are and should watch this film. Immediately.
A24 does not feel to disappoint once again.