The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Hereditary – Presented by HorrorBuzz

Hereditary poster

HorrorBuzz strikes again with Hereditary, the feature film debut of Midsommar‘s Ari Aster.

January is the month where Hereditary made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival two years ago. In honor of this, we will be celebrating the festival where a number of great horror films premiered. This month’s specialty beverage will be Sundance-themed as will our giveaway of this month’s Pumpkin Pack. So, brush up on Sundance horror of the past for your best chance to win.

We are also excited to announce this month’s short film from the Midsummer Scream Screaming Room is Deliria from Swedish director Tomas Stark. Remember to arrive early as doors open at 9:45pm with the HMN Video Pre-Show.

About Hereditary:

When 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.

As much a family drama as it is an old-fashioned chiller, Aster unleashes a nightmarish vision of a domestic breakdown and transforms a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting.

“Hereditary never lets the viewer feel comfortable. The film is full of tiny details that will haunt your waking life long after the end credits roll.” – Matt Miller, Esquire 

“Toni Collette’s work as a mother who’s jolted between grief, anxiety and rage…is one for the ages, belonging in the same breath as Linda Blair in The Exorcist and Sissy Spacek in Carrie.” – Andrew Lapin, NPR

“Hereditary feels like an endless drawing out of that queasy, shocking, falling dream sensation, as the ground beneath the Graham family, and the viewer, crumbles.” – Andrew Whalen, Newsweek