Anybody seen Hereditary?
Production was by the very young A24, which in its very short life has produced some great movies including
The Spectacular Now
Under the Skin
The Florida Project
A Prayer Before Dawn
… and many more.
Hereditary kicks off just after the death of an estranged mother (to Toni Collette’s character) and active grandmother (to Toni Collette’s peculiar daughter). It’s a slow burn, supernatural horror movie but imo Hereditary is neck and neck with Rosemary’s Baby.
I really liked it.
A24 has produced no “universe” or superhero movies, to its credit. Nice to see an American film production company bolstering its bottom line with thinking schlock while also making fine independent films like The Spectacular Now and Ex Machina. They’ve also just entered into a non-first-look deal as producer of original content for Apple, for what that’s worth.
Edit: so it turns out A24 did not produce Ex Machina or The Witch; instead they acquired the distribution rights to both (A24 is also a film distribution company). Still they have a great eye for films portraying real people in good stories, whether they produce or only distribute them.