Movies Like Hereditary
Hereditary managed to scare the ever living crap out of us in an extraordinarily psychological way. This is what makes the movie and movies like Hereditary so damn good and so damn mind-boggling.
Horror movies like Hereditary can evoke a sadistic tendency to want to suffer through more films just like it. In this vein, we have gone out and found some of the absolute best fear-inducing movies like Hereditary. And let us tell you, these movies will have you quivering from the sheer terror they’ll deliver. So keep on reading to find out what horrors we have in store for you on his list of amazing movies like Hereditary.
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1. The Witch
First on the list of movies like Hereditary, we have The Witch. Hands down one of the best, if not the best, horror movies to come out in 2015! Every aspect of The Witch is absolutely terrifying. Producers did everything right with this horror flick. This one will scare the bejesus out of you when you watch it.
The Witch Movie Description
William (Ralph Ineson) and Katherine (Kate Dickie) live in 1630 New England with their five kids on a farm. Their church had banished them from their previous community which forced them to move. When their youngest son vanishes without warning, the family begins falling apart. Entrusted with watching the boy at the time of his disappearance the blame falls onto their teenage daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy). The twins of the family accuse Thomasin of using witchcraft which sends the family spiraling toward destruction even faster.
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2. The Babadook
Don’t say it or think it or the Babadook will come after you. You will have nightmares about this creature after watching this movie, and you definitely won’t want to be alone in the dark. We can tell you that for sure! Cautiously give this one a watch if you haven’t already.
The Babadook Movie Description
A single mother named Amelia (Essie Davis), who lives alone with her only child, still suffers from the tragic loss of her husband. Samuel (Noah Wiseman), her son, also suffers, but from the fear of monsters living in the house. An already uneasy atmosphere is about to take an even darker turn. When Amelia reads a book about a monster named the ‘Babadook’ to her son, the boy’s worst fears become a reality.
3. The Visit
This movie is terrifying for many reasons. We can’t say too much about it without giving too much away. But we can say that it will wreck your world! It is truly horrifying! GIve it a watch, we highly recommend it!
The Visit Movie Description
Two siblings, Becca (Olivia DeJonge) Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) have never met their grandparents. But all that is about to change when they take a trip to the Pennsylvania farm country to finally give them a visit. Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop Pop (Peter McRobbie) greet the siblings when they arrive. At first, the visit seems to be going well. However, strange things gradually begin happening around the house, causing the children to fear their grandparents. When they give their mom a call, they learn that Nana and Pop Pop have a dark hidden secret.
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4. Drag Me to Hell
This is why you will never catch us working for a company that has the power to ruin someone’s life. Because, next thing you know, someone puts a curse on you, your life is ruined, and there is nothing you can do about it! This was a petrifying movie, and you definitely need to give it a watch.
Drag Me to Hell Movie Description
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) has a job at a Los Angeles bank. She is competing for a promotion and knows that she must make some tough decisions to earn it. An opportunity arises when an old lady needs to take out a third extension on her mortgage payment. Christine must deny the extension which, in turn, will cause the old lady to lose her home. Afterward, the old lady returns for revenge and puts a curse on Christine. Suffering the wrath of the curse, Christine vigorously looks for help and learns that she only has three days to break the curse before spending eternity in Hell.
5. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
So this movie is absolutely insane! All you have to do is watch the trailer to get a glimpse of what we are talking about. That quick minute and eighteen seconds will, without a doubt, cover your body in goosebumps! Imagine watching the entire thing.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Description
A cardiovascular surgeon named Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) lives with his wife and two children. A teenager named Martin (Barry Keoghan) lost his father on the operating table at the hands of Dr. Stevens. Stevens and Martin begin to form a bond between each other. However, Martin has other plans for Dr. Stevens, and his sinister side begins to show. Martin gives Dr. Stevens a dark and life-altering ultimatum.
6. It Follows
This will take the cake as one of the more unique and ominously weird movies on this list. We don’t think we have seen another movie that does what this movie does in this fashion. You’ll have to watch it and see what we’re talking about. It’s definitely worth the watch!
It Follows Movie Description
Jay (Maika Monroe) goes on a date with a charming guy named Hugh (Jake Weary). As things intensify, the two sleep with each other. Jay discovers that Hugh had a curse which he passed onto her through sex. She soon learns the frightening reality that the person carrying the curse has a mysterious entity that follows them intending to kill them. The entity disguises itself as a friend or stranger. The only way to get rid of the curse, and the entity, is to have sex and pass it on to someone else. If the cursed person dies, the curse returns to the previous holder. Jay must convince her friends to believe her and help her or she will meet a gruesome end.
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7. Goodnight Mommy
For the final of the movies like Hereditary, we have the freakish Goodnight Mommy. This one really makes us wonder, how well do we really know those closest to us? If you are looking for something to fear, then this is the right movie for you!
Goodnight Mommy Movie Description
After reconstructive surgery, the mother of two twin boys finally comes home. However, the boys are quick to realize that something unusual has happened to their mother. Her face is completely bandaged up, keeping it out of anyone’s view, but that isn’t the boys’ major concern. Their mother’s behavior has also completely changed. The boys begin to fear, and question whether whoever is under the mask is truly their mother.