On June 8th, one of the most anticipated horror movies of the year, Ari Aster's Hereditary, will be released in theaters. To celebrate the upcoming release of the buzzed-about film, we're going to be sharing new special features centered on the movie in the days leading up to its wide release, and we're kicking things off by teaming up with A24 for a new contest in which you could win tickets to see Hereditary early in one of 17 cities in the US!

For a chance to win tickets to an early Hereditary screening on Thursday, May 31st, visit this link (or the one below), select a city from the dropdown menu, and then click the RSVP button. You'll then be asked to enter your name, date of birth, email address, zip code, and other optional information. After completing your RSVP, you'll officially be entered into the contest!

This contest is only open to those who are 18 years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per city will be accepted. This contest is for tickets only and does not cover the cost of travel or lodging in any of the participating cities.

Winners will be notified via email before the screenings on Thursday night. 10 winners (each with one guest) will be selected for each of the 17 cities, so if you're excited to see Hereditary before its wide release on June 8th, be sure to visit the link below for your chance to win free tickets, and keep an eye on Daily Dead in the coming days for more special coverage of Hereditary!

Link: http://screenings.a24films.com/hereditary/promo/daily-dead/

Written and directed by Ari Aster, Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne. In case you missed it, read Heather Wixson's Sundance review of the film, as well as her interview with Aster and co-stars Wolff and Shapiro.

Synopsis: "When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell."