[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
I now present you with John Carpenter's The Spectacular Now!
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…
Ich bin wohl zu alt für diesen Scheiß. Damit meine ich Grusel- oder Horrorfilme. Als Jugendlicher alle verschlungen. Heute ringen sie einem meist nur ein müdes Lächeln ab.
Man muss "It Follows" aber zu Gute halten, dass nicht versucht wird, über einen exorbitanten Gewaltgrad zu unterhalten. Es wird schon versucht, eine neuartige Geschichte zu erzählen. Nur leider hat sie mich gelangweilt.
“It's one of those movies that’s so good that you start getting mad at it for not being great."
Quentin Tarantino about this movie.
Yup, totally agree. This movie has a really really cool start, but it gets lost along the way. It's a shame because this is still a way above average low budget horror movie but it could really be much more than that.
The golden age of indie horror flicks continues with David Robert Mitchell’s brilliantly retro tribute to the long lost art of suspense. With a perfectly selected cast and one of the most hauntingly original scores in decades, It Follows will soon become memorialized in the hearts and minds of cult movie fans for years to come.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's a better horror film for sure. I didn't read about Quentin Tarantino's perspective on It Follows until now because my friend told me there's a full spoiler in it. I just read the article and I completely agree with him. I questioned so many things about "THE EVIL/STD" throughout the movie. There were so many unanswered and WTF moments when the girl was trying to fight the evil. Also the final scene was a huge WTF moment for me.
Some monsters you can't kill; you can only live with them, often among them.
Fantastic use of widescreen framing and depth of field in this. Excellent glitched-out soundtrack from the dude behind the music for Fez. And while this could play as a clear, full-on literalization of teen fear of sex, I'm gonna go and say that "it" is trauma. There are non-supernatural events here that a person can't just shake off.
Excellent minimalist horror that plays on primal but seemingly uncinematic fears - the fear created by anticipation, absence, and ordinary strangers.
Killer STD's are no joke.
Por fin la vi.
It follows entra en la películas de horror conceptual como en The babadook.
El manejo del suspenso mientras esperas lo que crees que va a pasar es lo que hace interesante a este película, además de las personas que los persiguen que si da miedo el altote.
Debo admitir que espera algo más intenso y eso hizo que al terminar la película me faltara algo, además de que el final me recordó Let me in.
La secuencia más interesante es el paneo de 360° que hace en varias ocasiones y la convierte en la película del segundo plano, siempre estas tratando de ver que esta pasando atras y la paranoia de la película te contagia.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…