Trailer for scary asf movie that 'made audiences cry' is here

The first trailer has been released for Hereditary, a horror film receiving huge acclaim as the scariest in years.

After its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, the film has been garnering massive buzz as "a new generation's The Exorcist", according to Time Out, and "the culmination of the last 50 years of horror", according to The Playlist.

Hereditary tells the story of a family who, following the death of the matriarchal grandmother, are plunged into overwhelming terror.

"It's pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings," writes AA Dowd in his review for the AV Club.

"Like some of the best horror, Hereditary claws at deeper anxieties; it's a serious, adult psychological study that also happens to double as impeccably crafted haunted-house "entertainment'."

Tim Grierson at Screen Daily calls it "a supremely elegant and tonally assured horror movie that trusts its audience will acquiesce to its measured, absorbing storytelling style".

Others are already calling it the year's scariest movie.

Release details for Hereditary have not been announced and it's unknown if it'll come to New Zealand.

Source: Newshub.