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With a soul-shattering performance from Toni Collette, Ari Aster’s feature debut “Hereditary” is a horrifying meditation on grief and trauma.

On this episode of The Final Girl on 6th Ave, host Carolyn Smith-Hilmmer takes a deep dive into the terrifying and traumatizing supernatural-psychological horror film from Ari Aster, Hereditary. Making his directorial debut, Aster caught the attention of A24 via his short film work. He conceived the film as primarily a family drama consisting of two distinct halves. The film received widespread acclaim, with particular praise for Toni Collette’s performance, and it became A24’s highest-grossing film ever at the time. The movie is about a grieving family that is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences and is considered by many to be one of the scariest horror films in the genre. – Stephanie (Editor-in-Chief)


One of the most powerful things we can feel during our time on this planet is grief. Unfortunately, for this family, grief is not quite that simple.


The Final Girl on 6th Ave is a weekly show where host, Carolyn Smith-Hillmer, dissects an arthouse/elevated horror film. Each episode includes a detailed play-by-play of the film itself and a subsequent deep dive into the thematic elements and symbolism. Because elevated horror is sometimes viewed within the horror community as pretentious, Carolyn makes sure to use her down-to-earth tone and unique perspective to make these films less intimidating for the casual horror viewer and less ostentatious for the genre lover.

Listen to more episodes on the show’s website here

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