Why is ‘Hereditary’ so Deeply Disturbing? A Psychological Review

This Psych Cinema features therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaking down the psychological themes behind one of the year's most terrifying thrillers.


Quite possibly the scariest movie of 2018, Hereditary is as psychologically rich as it is thrilling. Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

This thriller focuses on the discovery of terrifying family secrets following the death of the matriarch. The family’s life events that unfold speak to the film’s topics of mental illness, nature versus nurture and fate versus self-determination.

To hear Jonathan Hetterly discuss the psychology behind other films he watches and loves, visit our YouTube channel.

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