(90) Any expectations one holds for Hereditary are violently dashed away in its opening act, and viewers are left puzzling together bits from a spectrum of horror devices. This approach means that the film trades a flowing narrative for a mosaic of despair. Hereditary is not so much scary as it is horrific. Its traumatic moments and imagery linger in the mind long after viewing. For all the haunting things witnessed on screen, it’s the out-of-shot horrors we see expressed in the face of Toni Collette that truly make their mark.