People Are Calling This New Movie The “Scariest Horror Film Ever Made” And It’s Leaving Them Terrified
4 June 2018, 17:14 | Updated: 4 June 2018, 17:16
People are literally walking out of the cinema because it's just too traumatising.
You may think you've seen what you consider the scariest horror movie of all time but according to the recent buzz, it sounds like that's soon gonna change thanks to a new movie called Hereditary, which is being called "the scariest horror movie in years."
The film, which premiered at Sundance in January, has been reviewed by filmmakers, critics and viewers alike and they all have one thing to say: it's f*cking HORRIFYING.
The movie was given a a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (it's now dropped to 98%, which is still amazing) with reviewers calling it "emotional terrorism" and "deeply upsetting" and even warning viewers that it'll leave them terrified of turning the lights off in their own home for weeks.
The trailer reveals some pretty disturbing details from the film, and coupled with the dark synopsis, it sounds like a living nightmare. Reviewers aren't even spilling the blood-curdling details either.
"The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she's gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they've inherited."
So, how scary is Hereditary then, on a scale of 1-10? Some are claiming that it's too scary to even watch. Critics are leaving the cinema terrified, the screams inside the theatre are off the scale and some people are even walking out completely, according to Thrillist.
“Hereditary” ... I haven’t been this upset and freaked out by a horror movie since the original Ju-On.— Aaron Morgan (@Aaron_Morgan) January 22, 2018
My stomach NEVER turns because of a movie, and there’s a moment in this movie so upsetting I almost lost it.
Every inch is crafted to horrific detail. Fuck me.#sundance2018
HEREDITARY isn't just the freakiest thing I've seen in ages, but by far the most emotionally upsetting. Never feels like a tease; every scare has a very cruel purpose. Toni Collette astonishes. Couldn't have asked for a more satisfying end to my #Sundance2018.— Justin Chang (@JustinCChang) January 25, 2018
Just watched a really fucked up movie called Hereditary. It’s the kind of horror flick designed to get under your skin and holy shit does it. I recommend any Sundancers go in as cold as possible.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) January 22, 2018
HEREDITARY chilled me to my bone. It's pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with *real* horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. I loved it/resent it for the nightmares I'm going to have. #Sundance2018— AADowd (@AADowd) January 23, 2018
HEREDITARY is so disquieting, you’ll be gasping for air in the theater. Utterly believable supernatural horror. There will be no scarier movie this year. If there is, it means we’re in a new golden age. #Sundance— Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf) January 23, 2018
There are moments of HEREDITARY where I felt genuine terror. Not shock. Not “oh that’s a clever twist” Just. Pure. Terror.— Reed Tyler (@reedmovies) January 23, 2018
Hereditary will be released in the US on June 8 and June 15, if you're in the UK. You're just gonna have to take the word of the critics and go and see this one for yourself. If you dare... Pennywise and that LGBTQ+ icon The Babadook have NOTHING on this. Even Gerald's Game on Netflix is shaking.