Ari Aster’s first feature, Hereditary, is not only an impressive debut, it is one of the best movies of 2018. It’s certainly the scariest. The story of a family going through almost literal hell, Hereditary has a haunting quality that makes it feel pulled from another era.

I spoke to Aster for Empire, discussing the influences that led to Hereditary’s existence. They range from Rosemary’s Baby to Don’t Look Now to…Singin’ in the Rain?

Below is a sample of the feature in Empire.

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