Every family tree hides a secret.
Of course the house isn’t haunted ....
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.
127 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Violence, Horror, Drug abuse)
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel
|Editing||Lucian Johnston, Jennifer Lame|
|Produced by||PalmStar Media|
IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Fairly frequent moderate to strong impact crude language in the context of swearing and interpersonal conflict.|
|Nudity||Infrequent mild impact nudity in non-sexual contexts.|
|Violence||Fairly frequent strong impact violence, intertwined with horror, and containing blood-letting and fairly gruesome images.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The drama horror mystery film Hereditary explores themes of death, loss, grief, guilt, trauma, mental illness, secrets, lies, the paranormal, possession, Satanism, dysfunctional family relationships and seances. These dark and sinister themes are also complex and mature, and are presented with a strong sustained sense of threat and menace, underscored by sustained suspenseful low frequency sound, with the apparent intention to scare, discomfort and unsettle the audience, as justified within the horror genre. Themes and the way in which they are presented, are likely to be confusing, upsetting, disturbing and distressing to emotionally immature children under the age of 16 years, who may suffer psychological and emotional harm. For example, the scene of Charlie’s death as described below is extremely inappropriate for emotionally and cognitively immature children under the age of 16 years who are likely to be disturbed by them. Enhanced audio-visual effects of the cinematic format, and dark lighting in the theatre, contributes to the strong cumulative impact through elements of horror and violence, and the sense of threat and menace.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)|
|Suggested age limit||Positive messages||Positive role models|
|Consumerism||Drinking, drugs, smoking|
|What the Critics say|
|Die BurgerMarguerite van Wyk ||10|
|Cape TimesAnn Hornaday ||10|
|24.comHerman Eloff ||15|
|ScreenIt (USA)Jim Judy ||13|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||17|
|CommonSenseMedia (USA)Jeffrey M. Anderson ||15|
|What the People say|
|The Movie DBCommunity||14|
|Average .. 73%||15|
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