I saw Hereditary at the theatre yesterday and I needed a day to collect my thoughts to make sure the rating I'm giving is accurate.
It has its moments of unease and also has its fair share of unexpected turns. There is plenty of suspense throughout but around 3/4 of the way through, when the seance stuff starts to overtake the movie, I was slowly becoming disappointed as it felt like the many curious and meticulously crafted scenes so far were ultimately leading up to some sort of mainstream Ouija or Conjuring universe movie which has been done to death. However, the last couple of acts swoop in to save the day with a balance of genuine intensity and insanity that you won't find in many other movies at this time.
With that being said, there is a certain complexity to this movie which is likely to command repeat viewings to understand everything that unfolds, especially in the latter stages of the movie. I don't completely understand everything that happened during my first viewing but I am intrigued enough to re-visit it again when it's available on bluray and hopefully pick up a few things that flew over my head the first time around.
Heridtary is a well-acted and interesting watch which leads with suspense rather than just loading up on cheap jump scares.