Slow but spooky horror movie, spoilt by the final act
- Hereditary review by PV
I first tried watching this when tired - but had to give up as it's so slow and has details in it that you'll only see if you concentrate.
I watched it again when I was fresher and really enjoyed it - if that's the right word. It has genuinely spooky moments, all about ghosts and spirits and seances.
However, the final half hour of the movie - the third act - badly lets it down. The story becomes laughable then really, which is a shame, considering the time taken to build up the tension and suspense. Maybe the slowness means it is NOT a movie for teenagers with the attention span of a puppy to watch though...
Maybe those of a religious bent will find it scary - I know people like that who were terrified of the Exorcist because they actually believe in God and demons and hell. Well I don't and I found that movie laughable too.
BUT it's not TOO bad. I liked some scenes and the soundtrack too.
But I must admit I did burst out laughing at the end...
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- Hereditary review by LP
No amount of cliche plot devices and incessant spooky music can mask what is a turgid run of the mill horror.
I found toni collettes scenery chewing performance grating,and the script poor at best. The silly house/ mental state visual metaphor
Obvious and done better elsewhere.overhyped as 90% of films are today.Rest in peace Nic roeg.
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