Some of the best horror movies ever made include some of the most disturbing children the moves have ever seen, from Regan in “The Exorcist” to Damien in “The Omen,” Danny in The Shining,” and more. “Hereditary,” A24’s upcoming horror release, follows in the grand tradition of these classics by introducing the young and chilling Charlie. The latest trailer for the film puts the character front and center, and the promo alone proves Charlie is the next great horror child.
“Hereditary” centers on the Graham family in the aftermath of the eldest member, Ellen, passing away. Toni Collette plays Ellen’s daughter, who loses her grip with reality as terrifying secrets about the Graham family’s ancestry are dug up and revealed. Newcomer Milly Shapiro plays Charlie, the youngest Graham who seems to have some kind of connection to a malevolent spirit. Gabriel Byrne and Nat Wolff co-star.
A24 first debuted “Hereditary” at Sundance earlier this year, where the film earned universal acclaim. In addition to the trailer launch, A24 has also debuted a fake Esty profile for Charlie which includes the child’s many creepy dolls and toys.
“Hereditary” is set to open June 8. Watch the new trailer below.