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When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

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From Justin Chang at Los Angeles Times:

The sensationally gifted writer-director Ari Aster may tip his hat to the horror canon (Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining), but he has no interest in making a coy, winking exercise in horror pastiche. With breathtaking deliberation and quiet, unshowy mastery, he spins a devastating portrait of an American family in sudden, inexplicable decline. Full Review

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