Complete list of movies for Essential viewing based on The Dissolve's Essential Viewing and Essential Retro selections..
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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.S
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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…
It Follows. But what is It? Is it an embodiment of your guilt? Is it a reflection of your emptiness? Is it a representation of all that is lustful, desirous and odious within one's soul? A fleeting moment of passion, a momentary drive of heedlessness that can inflict, ail and haunt you for life. So, is it a realization of one's own regret caused by sexual waywardness? Does it follow only if the intercourse is driven by lust and is fit to be termed frivolous or does it follow even if the physical congression had a great sense of sincerity, yearning and love behind it? Why does it take forms of people who you know, people who love you? Is…
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…
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…
C | 45 | Faulty
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Yes, it does.
Follow, that is.
And it's creepy as hell.
I liked this movie. A lot.
The first shot may bring to mind the classic Halloween.
It's a tracking shot that moves around a neighbourhood, following a terrified girl running around. No one can help her as we soon discover. I like how the people in this movie are like real people. There's no hollywood glamour. The characters are shown warts and all. (speaking metaphorically of course. I didn't see a single wart.) Little touches, like a girl picking flowers between her fingers add a great deal of humanity.
The same goes of the film, in general.
It feels like it was made by people, not by a corporation.…
Finally. After all this time I've managed to catch up with It Follows. It was trying to get away from me but I was slowly plodding after it. It made the mistake of coming to a stop on my coffee table. It was then only a matter of time before I pounced on it and rammed it into my Blu Ray player. Settling in to the couch with trepidation and fear, I was scared out of my wits that it was going to be impossible for this film to satisfy all of the hype that had surrounded it. Steeling myself for a hardy dose of disappointment I pressed the play button as I covered my face with my hands. As…
when sexy time turns into a not sexy time
This was a bit disappointing after hearing everyone rave about it. I thought the writing was pretty weak in some parts, and the acting was really sub par. I felt like the beginning had a strong set up that didn't really take off anywhere, and it sort of fell apart in the end. It just could have been a much better film than it was.
I don't know if I absolutely loved this movie or absolutely hated it
Good: A+ music and a solid script that allows for varied interpretations in its content. Some legit thrills are present, as well.
Bad: It's hard to care for Jay when her actress barely allows you to. She just isn't very good.
Al fin se estrena IT FOLLOWS en Argentina. Esperé un año para verla y sin dudas valió la pena. Guion inteligente y puesta en escena brillante. Hace mucho que no me asustaba tanto.
Brilliant, simplistic, suspenseful plot. Mysterious meaning, unsettling and fitting ending.
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***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
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