A film with deliberate pacing, commitment to atmosphere over cheap scares, and with a stellar cast (led by a staggering performance from Toni Collette), make this work an early contender for one of the best horror films of the year.
When Ellen (Collette), 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. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur. Currently 100% rating on the ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ website, meaning every film critic is raving about it.