Which horror movie to watch if you want your mind warped

Which horror movie should you watch if you want your mind warped?

When a movie comes out of Sundance drenched in hype, I feel bad for its producers. The film is now a tall poppy that some critics feel needs cutting down, or a fluke that somehow got past the real taste-makers, namely, me.

That is what happened to the horror film Hereditary, now showing in cinemas. Everywhere one looked, someone was gushing about it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Killers, cannibals and other scary things'. Print Edition | Subscribe