We have some promissing horror movies this year. It seems a good year for sequels as I believe and hope…
For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual 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.
teen horniness is not a crime.
Amigos, vengo lleno de emoción y con lágrimas en los ojos a contarles que It Follows es la película de horror más increíble que he visto en muchísimo tiempo. Desde Let the Right One In que no me sentía así con una película de género. Permítanme enlistar rápidamente algunos porqués.
- La premisa de It Follows es genial. Si pueden ir al cine sin conocerla, mejor. Solo diré que tiene bienvenidos ecos de Black Hole de Charles Burns.
- It Follows es una película llena de ideas increíbles. Y en una época en la que hasta el mejor cine de horror tiende a ser aunque sea un poco referencial, It Follows se siente 100% original. ¿Será mucho decir…
well *that* was stressful.
STD monster movie is quickly outpaced by its premise, but still a clever (and visually brilliant) illustration of how isolating horror can be. that being said, i'm a bit hung up on the film's sexual politics, which often seem at odds with what the story is trying to do. people are scary.
Painfully tense/creepy throwback to 1980s suburban horror flicks. This one is set in the burbs of Detroit. There is a simple premise featuring a shape-shifting entity following you constantly, until it touches and kills you. This is transmitted through an STD. There is no real urge to build up the film's mythology, instead It Follows gets by on being beautiful. The actors in the film, including Keir Gilchrist whom I missed after the cancellation of United States of Tara, feel like actual teenagers.
The score gets under your skin. So many cool 360 shots and terror hidden around corners, while very very few jump scares.
Radius/TWC has this one.
Quite simply the most terrifying horror film I've ever seen in a cinema. That may seem like a huge statement, but so few horrors make it to Australia that are actually good, let alone as scary as It Follows.
It Follows has the most simple core idea and it is amazing how well it works - a girl is followed by a spirit that simply walks after her. It doesn't run, it doesn't just appear, it can be escaped - it will just keep walking until it reaches you again, and it does so at a slow creepy pace.
Getting into the other plot details is messy and convoluted, and the film smartly…
If mid-to-late 90s John Carpenter directed a Kevin Williamson adaptation of a J-horror movie, you'd have something like IT FOLLOWS. Throw in some analog nostalgia (in a movie that has a CGI thunderstorm, mind you) and a few literary references that verge on shrill. Unique, stylish and clever in spades, and not entirely ineffective, but deliberately cold and thin to a fault.
"Regardless of where he borrowed from, nothing diminishes the fact that with It Follows, Mitchell has delivered an aptly made horror movie that manages to mostly skirt jump scares and gore to deliver one hell of a good piece of entertainment. "
This is one of those rarest of things: a truly original horror film. The concept is so simple you'll wish you'd thought of it. A death curse is passed from person to person by sexual congress. The symbolism is obvious but it's played to such perfection here that doesn't register. What hits home here is the length one will go to survive. Knowing you might doom someone to terrible death by doing so would you still sleep with them? Moral questions abound. The resolution for the characters in the film is brilliant in its obviousness. Great story, great acting, killer score. Aces top to bottom.
This simple premise is so haunting and nightmarish, and so well executed, that It Follows easily becomes one of the best horror films of 2014 along with The Babadook. While the Babadook was more dramatically and emotionally resonant, It Follows is more stylish and dread-filled. A remarkably simple idea executed with a hip energy. Also maybe the greatest teen abstinence PSA of all time.
Parents, if you want to prevent your kids from having sex, show them this movie. Here's the premise: a relentless, unstoppable spirit is transmitted like a STD. Once you have it, you can only get rid of it by passing it on to someone else through sex. The spirit itself can look like anyone, and only those who are being pursued can see it. And once it touches you, you're dead. Clever premise, strong characters, and great production design make this one of the top horror films of the year for me.
5th film on Day 2 at FF2014 in the midnight slot. Possibly my favorite of the festival. It does so much with so little and yet still creates the perfect atmosphere of dread. Had I not known the director I still would've called this the American Sleepover of horror. Have one issue with a particular pool scene but otherwise love this movie. Retro without being a throwback. Excellent score and teenage cast with Detroit as the backdrop. Highly recommended.
This buzzworthy horror story from David Robert Mitchell (who wrote and directed) is an unlikely follow-up to his previous feature, 2010's “The Myth Of The American Sleepover.”
The film fades in to the confounding sight of a young woman named Annie, dressed only in lingerie and high heels, running out of the front porch of a home screaming at the top of her lungs. Her father approaches the door, yelling for her, but she loops back inside just long enough to grab a pair of car keys and hit the road. A few moments later, we graphically discover that we're not going to be following Annie's story, but somebody (or something) was definitely following her.
Our lead character instead turns…
As far as teen horror movies regarding spiritual STDs go, this one left me very cold. Didn't find much to love besides the expansiveness of the protagonist's feelings before having sex (she says some beautiful things before it all go to hell), a hollow, empty Detroit and its mysterious playgrounds and a very lovely beach house counterpart. It's a restrained movie, Carpenter-like (more because of the score than anything else), I missed jolts of fun, beauty and horror. Very subdue, sure, but just not very good.
PS: It's really nice to fall asleep on the hood of a car in the woods, idling.
Will be remembered as a tiny classic. Great score.
I'll take a wild guess and say David Robert Mitchell has seen a few John Carpenter films.
- The Babadook
- Wolf Creek 2
- Dead Snow 2
- The Sacrament
- [REC] 4: Apocalypse
- Inherent Vice
- Two Days, One Night
- Dear White People
- Listen Up Philip
- Hard to Be a God
no order in particular (that's (partially) a lie). not necessarily films I know I'll like, just things I'll watch. click…
- No Blade of Grass
- The Last Wave
- 1990: The Bronx Warriors
- Miracle Mile
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