"In its sense of poisoned family bloodlines, of the everyday invaded by unspeakable evil, of bonechilling terror you won't be able to shake, 'Hereditary' is a new horror landmark. Toni Collette should have Oscar calling."
"In the end, horror and supernatural fans will certainly get their thrills, but it's the psychic damage on the screen that will make the film hard to forget.
"Hereditary is so refreshing in part because it invents its own scare vocabulary."
"This remarkable directorial debut from Ari Aster builds on classical horror tropes - the occult, possession, mental illness - to craft its own unique spin on terror."
"A deeply unsettling film, the kind of horror movie that pulls from relatable human emotions like grief and resentment to ultimately become an absolute nightmare."
"Collette's performance is staggering. She plays Annie as a woman who begins to wear her buried rage and guilt on the outside."
"It's pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. It didn't play me like a fiddle. It slammed on my insides like a grand piano."
"A harrowing story of unthinkable family tragedy that veers into the realm of the supernatural, 'Hereditary' takes its place as a new generation's 'The Exorcist' — for some, it will spin heads even more savagely."
"When you pare away its demonic accoutrements, you're left with the most intractably nightmarish arena of all: hearth and home."