Horror is having a serious moment right now, with movies like Get Out and IT doing work at the box office. Another box office hit that debuted earlier this year was Ari Aster's Hereditary. Unfortunately, that film stands out because, for all of its success, it was not widely accepted by mainstream audiences, earning a D+ CinemaScore. That said, star Alex Wolff doesn't seem concerned, because he thinks the movie is not built to measure up to scores of that nature. Wolff explained:
Hereditary continues to draw comparisons to The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, and this is yet another example of how close they may be. Review aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes and CinemaScore are relatively new, and Wolff thinks those classic horror romps would receive similar scores if they had debuted in an era defined by those quantifiable metrics. In his mind, Hereditary is not that type of movie that appeals to specific demographics or surveyable elements of the moviegoing populace, so the D+ is to be expected.
Of course, that leads us to examine the differences between something like Hereditary and a movie like John Krasinski's A Quiet Place -- which handily turned into a critical and commercial sensation when it debuted. Alex Wolff addressed those differences in his interview with Comicbook.com and explained that the biggest substantive difference between those films is that A Quiet Place is far more hopeful. Wolff said:
Hereditary is currently available on Digital HD, and the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film will hit shelves next month on September 4. Make sure to pick up a copy of the film, and head over to our movie premiere guide to read up on all of the movies set to premiere on the big screen in 2018.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.