Hereditary Gets Extra Creepy With 'Charlie' Trailer

Hereditary has a frightening new trailer that focuses on Charlie, the young daughter in the Graham family. This film is the feature-length debut from writer and director Ari Aster.

Following the Graham family, Hereditary tells the story of a bereaved family after the death of the matriarch, Ellen. In the aftermath of Ellen's passing, her daughter's family begins to discover terrifying secrets about their ancestry. Based on the Hereditary trailers released thus far, the film will be a psychological horror experience that, until recent years, we rarely got to see on the big screen. Early reviews from Sundance Film Festial and SXSW have raved about the film's horror elements, and this new trailer further promises we're in for a wild ride.

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Hereditary's "Charlie" trailer focuses on young Charlie Graham, played by Milly Shapiro in her film debut. There is definitely something going on with Charlie, and it does not look good. Here, we have a man on fire, a couple of strangers who seem to know more about Ellen than the family does, and a horrible tongue-clicking noise made by Charlie herself. We might be seeing the next great horror film child actor right here.

While the full plot of the film is intentionally vague, it's safe to say that things get really weird for the Graham family, really quickly. Based on the clips in this trailer, the relationship between Charlie and her mother Annie (played by Toni Collette) plays an important role in the film, along with Annie's strained relationship with her mother. This sort of family dysfunction is a major theme in Aster's work, (watch his short films Munchausen and the controversial The Strange Thing About the Johnsons for a better idea), so we can only imagine what he has in store for us with Hereditary.

Horror has seen somewhat of a renaissance lately, which is a very welcome thing. From 2014's celebrated Babadook to 2016's The Witch and Get Out and IT in 2017, it is a very good time to be alive for horror fans. But it's not just the run-of-the-mill type of horror films like Truth or Dare that are making a comeback. A24, the film studio that is behind The Witch and Hereditary, is a very big part of this resurgence. Not only are they providing us with dark, psychological horror that sticks with the viewers, A24 is also giving indie filmmakers the chance to take risks and make the movies they want to make. With the track record that A24 has had so far, Hereditary should be well worth the nightmares.

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Key Release Dates
  • Hereditary (2018) release date: Jun 08, 2018
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