Movies that are slightly off.
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 a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her 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 horror that seems 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…
The trailer is better than the actual movie. Still not bad though.
I loved this movie. It is refreshing to see an unique concept for the horror genre. A slow, deliberate film set the perfect mood for the characters. Maika Monroe did a great job as the lead. The rest of the cast was really good. A terrific soundtrack reminisce of a John Carpenter score. The cinematography was outstanding, giving me a vibe similar to Carpenter's Halloween. I know there have been a bunch of mixed reviews floating around, but as a fan of horror, I must say this one is a good one. I highly recommend it.
Terror físico e psicológio contemporâneo, um possível novo clássico.
It Follows é muito bem resolvido em uma série de quesitos. Foge de boa parte das fórmulas do cinema de terror atual. Não é pautado pelos sustos – embora tenha alguns, que funcionam muito bem e são usados com parcimônia –, a maior parte do terror do filme é psicológico, com um temor crescente e constante, que mantém o espectador com taquicardia durante quase todo o tempo, do início ao fim.
A proposta, a lógica, o “monstro” da história é muito bem bolado. As regras que ele carrega e que são expostas no momento certo para não estragar a narrativa também são muito boas. Além disso, o plot da história conversa…
Been a few weeks since I saw this movie, so I've had a while to think about it - and honestly I just keep getting more annoyed. It had a lot going for it, and the first half is an incredible horror film. But the longer it goes on, the more it starts to unravel. By the time they got into the pool I was seriously wondering what the hell I was even watching. The decisions the characters make are illogical to the point of distraction, and the film is incapable of sticking to any of its own rules. It's beautifully shot, and the music is great, but narratively it was a clumsy mess that made me hate it for not being better given how unique the idea is.
Maika Monroe is the next big thing
this film is the definition of pretty and terrifying.
1980s horror vibes live within It Follows, (slow, in-and-out zooms, a young female protagonist, aimless suburbia, A BRILLIANT SOUNDTRACK, LIKE OH MY GOODNESS!....etc.) But the modern twist that comes in the form of naked beings, is what ultimately weighs this film down.
Sex and horror has been collaborating for years. Is it because "Sex sells"? Or because filmmakers found a routine that works for them and they're stickin' to it? Who knows but this cliché has been thriving for years. If people in a horror movie have sex, they're going to die. They just will. But It Follows takes this cliché and swirls it around a bit by asking, "What if they don't die afterwards?" The follow up to that…
Really cool concept for a horror movie. Creepy and tense, couldn't finish it alone.
today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
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