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It doesn't think, it doesn't feel, it doesn't give up
For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent physical encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.
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It's out there. It will find you. It doesn't have to run or jog. It walks at a steady pace. It might change the way it looks. It's relentless. It's brutal. It will follow you, until it fuckin' kills you. Sounds like fun, right? For Jay Height, played by Maika Monroe, her personal hell starts after a consensual sexual encounter turns nightmarish, and what comes next might be the beginning of a new era in modern horror. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell; It Follows is a game changer that doesn't rely on jump scares, a high body count, or buckets of blood. It does its own thing, and that's something I think is intelligent and worthy of strong…
After watching this, I went out and bought myself a purity ring.
I want to start off by saying how incredible the soundtrack is. It does such a phenomenal job at setting the mood and tone for this film. Its seriously one of the best soundtracks in a film I've ever heard. It had me mesmerized during the whole film.
It Follows isn't your typical recycled, been there done that horror film. It's a film that is genuinely creepy as hell and filled with suspense. The film doesn't rely on jump scares to make the audience scared (although there is one or two), the audience is scared because the director created such an atmosphere. It Follows is such a beautiful…
Visionary in its storytelling, unique in its concept, insanely confident, and completely astonishing from the first frame to the last; David Robert Mitchell's It Follows is a glorious treasure of the horror genre, crafting a spellbinding story full of character and style while never (not even for a second) skimping out on an inch of atmosphere and increasingly foreboding dread.
The story of It Follows involves Jay (expertly played by Maika Monroe), a young girl who after a innocent sexual encounter, is followed by an unknown force. Knowing anything more than that is almost a sin, as David Robert Mitchell crafts surprise and horror like nobody's business. The simple tale, written by Mitchell, is a masterclass in both developing character…
I guess this movie has become pretty polarizing -- or maybe we're just in the midst of a backlash spurred by extremely positive reviews and extremely high audience expectations -- but this worked just as well for me on second viewing as it did on the first. This time around it really reminded me of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, from the absentee parents to the amorphous supernatural menace to the teens attempting -- with the kind of naively optimistic stupidity that only teenagers have -- to kill this unkillable creature. Above all, though, the strongest tie to NIGHTMARE is the film's dreamy atmosphere. IT FOLLOWS is clearly set in and around Detroit, but exactly when is anyone's guess; the…
Retro in style, accomplished in production & very effective in execution, It Follows is an expertly crafted, skilfully narrated & ingeniously composed indie horror which arrives as a refreshing take on its genre that beautifully blends the aesthetics of John Carpenter films with contemporary indie settings to deliver a cinema that's creepy, sinister & downright chilling.
It Follows tells the story of Jay; a college student whose life is turned upside down when, after an innocent sexual encounter, she’s informed by her date that he passed on a curse to her, the curse being a supernatural entity which will now be pursuing her at all times & the only probable way to get rid of it is to pass the curse along to others…
Why at the end of this film is the charector Paul dressed like he's a member of ASAP Mob.
Why at the end of this movie is the charector Paul dressed like he's a member of ASAP Mob.
A suspenseful original teen horror that is cleverly crafted. The sense of dread and tension build throughout and although there are no big scares it still packs a punch. Maika Monroe is fantastic as Jay and pretty much carries the film as the supporting cast don't really make an impact. The best horror film I've seen in a while. Awesome soundtrack too.
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Much more enjoyable without a director Q&A after
I will get right to the point: It Follows has one of the worst plots I've seen in a horror film, and I've seen almost a thousand of them. I'm even of the opinion that it would be more amusing if this was a pure body horror film, with some mutated form of gonorrhea that was on the loose, or something... But that's probably just me.
I also find it problematic when I get a chance to get my head around if it's all imagined or if it's real, and the filmmakers makes it hard not chose one or the other direction very early on in the film. It's a lost opportunity to bring some depth in the plot and…
I wanted to like it, I wanted to talk about every plot hole there. But rants of annoying moviegoers are what filled my head the night I watch this. In this group of people there are too many voices underestimating the creativity and just judging and saying how dumb and not scary this movie is. I mean, c'mon, some horror movie CAN be made and be watched with deeper thoughts. Man, I'm only more invested in the story now when I read some fan theories on internet.
I sure will see it again soon.
Widely praised as not only the greatest Horror film of the year but also of the last decade, It Follows has been hyped, hyped and overhyped, but I was still excited to see it. That said... it's overhyped.
At its heart It Follows is as intimidating and daunting as its title, with an ingenious monster at the forefront which doesn't run, isn't armed, it just follows. This idea is surprisingly effective and was the single factor which kept me up at night. The fear that someone, either around the corner or miles away is slowly walking towards you, with the knowledge that if it reaches you, you're done for. It also works in the fabric of the film with every…
My viewing experience was much improved this time round, as I didn't have cold sweats or have to leave the room to vomit.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
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