“Let’s pore over the details of Hereditary like it’s an overdue art project based on our tragic lives.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Hereditary.
Hereditary is the kind of film you need to sit with.
It’s not just that it has a lot of shocking twists, though it does, or that the scares linger in your psyche, though they do. It’s also that Hereditary is dense with details that only reveal themselves upon closer examination and careful thought… or at least a deep dive into an explainer like this one.
Here’s everything you missed in Hereditary.
1. Yes, King Paimon is real
And people really do worship him.
To be clear, Paimon is “real” in the sense that he was not invented by writer-director Ari Aster for this film. Whether you think he’s actually, literally real depends on whether you believe demons and spirits are real. For what it’s worth, mentions of Paimon go back centuries – he’s even included in the 17th century grimoire Lesser Key of Solomon.
“I’m not tied in any way to the occult, so the research was disturbing, but I knew that I had to go there and I knew that I wanted the ritual elements of the film, which are held at a distance and you only get pieces of them, I knew I wanted them to be rooted in something real,” he said to Thrillist. “I was lead to witchcraft manuals that are instructing people on how to cast spells and this and that.”
2. Charlie has never really been Charlie
From the moment we meet her, it’s obvious there’s something off about Charlie. What exactly that is takes a while to reveal itself.
Early in the film, Annie (Toni Collette) explains that when her son Peter was born, she kept him away from her mother, Ellen. When her daughter Charlie was born, though, Annie relented and “gave” her to Ellen. Ellen…..”
Stephen King tweets 5 words about the ‘IT’ sequel, instantly goes viral
Stephen King wants you to know the second part of ‘IT’ is on the way…
“It’s not often you find yourself eagerly awaiting a fresh glimpse of a nightmare-inducing clown, but here we are.
It’s now been well over a year since Andrés Muschietti’s IT adaptation giggled its way into theatres, before going on to smash the previous record for highest-grossing U.S. box office horror movie. Since then, we’ve had some good — if slightly far-off sounding — news: IT Chapter Two will be coming to theatres on 6 Sept. 2019.
Okay, so that may still be nine months away, but — judging by Stephen King’s recent tweet — we may be due a clown-themed surprise earlier than expected.
IT CHAPTER 2 is coming.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 4, 2018
So, what exactly does that mean, then?
Well, if we had to guess, it seems likely that King has recently seen some promotional material relating to the film — possibly an image, or maybe even some early footage. Perhaps something that we may get to see ourselves before too long.
It certainly feels like we’re overdue some Pennywise…
Feels like it’s been 27 years.”
— Mi764 (@skiwo4i950fjsls) December 4, 2018
Zac Efron just shared a new photo of himself as serial killer Ted Bundy
“The last time we saw our favourite teen heartthrob Zac Efron, he was prancing around the stage in The Greatest Showman. But in his next movie, Zefron is taking it in a whole other direction.
The former High School Musical and Baywatch star just shared a new photo of himself in the upcoming movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, where he portrays infamous American serial killer Ted Bundy.
Efron shared a photo of what appears to be Bundy in a courtroom, captioned “Ready for Sundance!”
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is set to premiere at the film festival in January 2019.
The movie tells the story of Ted Bundy from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins (daughter of Phil).
Real-life Ted Bundy murdered at least 30 women between 1973 and 1978. He was sentenced to death and died in the electric chair in the state of Florida in 1989.
If Zefron is as good at acting like a complete psychopath as he is at dancing, singing, and basketball, this movie’s bound to be good.”
‘Game of Thrones’ filmed fake scenes to keep Season 8 secrets
“The secrets of the realm must always be protected, which is why Game of Thrones Season 8 filmed fake scenes to mislead spies and sleuths who are after the final season’s secrets.
Director David Nutter confirmed to Huffington Post that he had in fact filmed scenes he knew were fake.
Actress Sophie Turner previously brought up such measures in October, along with on-set “drone killers,” fake script titles, and more.
“Sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things,” Nutter told HuffPo.
“They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set,” he continued. “[The production team] wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree, like they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers.”
Though these lengths sound extreme, Nutter seems confident they’ll be worth it in the end……………………………..”
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