Hereditary was a healthy injection of vigor and freshness in a genre that has become clichéd and dull. It isn't the best out-and-out horror movie, but more of a slow, psychological fall into the depths of hell. It started off slow and brooding, and took quite a while to get going, but the final act was well worth the wait, I feel.I watched Hereditary mainly due to the Midsommar hype. I dont think Ill bother to watch Midsommar now. Hereditary is not bad at all. My expectation was that it was a film you ‘add to your netflix que because you heard its decent and is something you would like to watch someday just not now because it doesnt seem that interesting’. Based on critics ratings I thought it could potentially be more but my general experience with ‘well-done’ horror films is that I will not like it as much because Im not a big fan of the genre.
Midsommar, on the other hand, was just.... plain weird. It wasn't a horror movie, nor was it a bona fide thriller. Essentially, it felt like a 21st-century take on The Wicker Man (the original, of course); however, it failed in that regard, IMO.