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Bong Joon Ho has written the foreword for A24’s new book on Hereditary

The Parasite director is contributing to a limited edition screenplay book from A24 films

Bong Joon Ho has written the foreword for a new book on Ari Aster’s 2018 debut film Hereditary.

A24, the company who produced the film, announced the limited edition book as the latest installment in its collection of hardcover screenplay books. The book will include Aster’s screenplay, stills from the film, a step-by-step family séance scene breakdown, and an essay by Make It Scream, Make It Burn author Leslie Jamison, alongside Joon Ho’s foreword.

“While the film is an impeccable work of genre in which occult elements are cleverly, tightly woven together, I wonder if genre is just a cover for the real horror,” writes Joon Ho in the introduction. “Because the true horror comes from the family itself... In Hereditary, Ari Aster goes beyond the trappings of genre and delivers true, profound horror. A horror that is primal and inescapable.”

The A24 book series also includes entries on The Witch, Ex Machina, and Moonlight, which featured a foreword by Frank Ocean. Each retails at $60 and is available at A24’s online store.

Back in May, A24 announced that it would be auctioning props from some of its most acclaimed films to raise money for healthcare workers in New York amid the coronavirus pandemic. The pieces included the iconic May Queen flower dress, worn by Florence Pugh in Ari Aster’s Midsommar, which sold for a staggering $65,000. The hoodie worn by Zendaya in Euphoria came through at $8,000, a price matched by a hand-stitched doormat belonging to Toni Collette’s Annie Graham in Hereditary.