Hereditary

Hereditary (2018)

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Factual error: Spoiler: In the scene toward the end of the movie when the dad is burned alive, his skin is completely black but his clothes are still on and intact, just blackened. With fire hot enough to completely blacken the skin, it would have burnt the clothes completely off (or at most they would have been shredded rags). (01:51:25)

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Audio problem: As Annie is trying to leave Joan's house and she starts to give Annie instructions on how to do the ritual, it's obvious the audio for Joan's lines was dubbed in in post as a lot of her speech doesn't quite match up with her lips. Especially when she's saying "Your whole family needs to be in the house". (01:08:00)

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Continuity mistake: Peter dives through the window of the attic, shattering it with shards of glass and window frame busting out and falling with him. When the camera pans down to him lying on the ground, there isn't a single shard of glass or piece of frame seen anywhere. (01:56:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the dinner scene, just before Peter asks his mother if she's okay, the meat on his plate, (apparently chicken) is sitting with the mounted end up. It cuts to his mother then back to him without him moving, and suddenly the meat has flipped upside down the other way. And it flips around several times through this scene. (00:56:55 - 00:58:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the classroom when Peter is being possessed, he slams his face down into his desk twice, splattering blood onto it. After he falls back screaming, the camera changes angles and now his desk is clear of blood. (01:38:25)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the last scene when Peter is in the tree house, blue tennis shoes are moving up and down. This is most likely a camera man (or woman) trying to get angles.

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Suggested correction: I watched this entire scene three times and couldn't see any blue tennis shoes moving up and down. Most of the shots in the scene are close-ups of Peter's face. If the mistake is valid, then a timecode and/or a picture would be really helpful, as the scene lasts for a couple minutes.

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Other mistake: The opening text crawl stated that Ellen Taper Leigh (Annie's mother) died on April 3rd, 2018. But after the family return home after her funeral, the screen on Annie's laptop is shown at one point, and the date is listed as 10/9/2017. (00:00:25 - 00:06:51)

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Annie: It's heartening to see so many strange, new faces here today. I know my mom would be very touched, and probably a little suspicious. (00:04:00)

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Trivia: The voice on the phone from the agent calling Annie discussing her exhibit date at the Archer Gallery is that of the film's director, Ari Aster.

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Question: After Peter is possessed by Charlie and he clicks his tongue for the first time after standing up, he starts to walk towards the tree house and heads off screen. The camera lingers though, and focuses in on something lying on the ground in the background. What is that on the ground? It almost looks like a dead dog or possibly the dead dear from earlier, but the shape isn't quite right. It does appear to be some sort of animal but I can't make it out. What is that the camera lingered on right then? And why? It's not shown again. (01:57:45)

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Answer: Earlier in the film, Peter swerves the car to avoid hitting a dead animal in the road, resulting in Charlie's decapitation. That animal appears to be a goat (a ram) with slightly curled horns. Within the context of this movie, this is probably a Sabbatic Goat, alluding to Occult symbolism associated with the Mystic Pentagram and the Satanic deity Baphomet. The implication is that Satanic forces caused Peter to swerve off the road, killing Charlie in preparation for migrating her soul into Peter. The dead animal seen in the background at the end appears to be the Sabbatic Goat again, marking completion of Charlie's soul migration into Peter.

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Answer: I think it's the family dog. The cult members probably killed it to keep it from interfering with their plans.

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