Complete list of movies for Essential viewing based on The Dissolve's Essential Viewing and Essential Retro selections..
See Also: The…
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…
So this movie is creepy, but not scary. The idea is creative, but struggles to remain interesting as time goes on. Not as good as people billed it.
#Horrorctober 2015 Film 7:
It Follows, it´s killer!!!
Die dichte Atmosphäre ist grandios, dazu trägt der, an Drive erinnernde, Synthie Soundtrack größtenteils bei!
Aber auch Filmisch ist der Film wunderbar in Szenen gesetzt.
Die Geschichte ist Simpel aber gut, und die Charaktere passen einfach.
Ich könnte noch mehr schreiben aber ich muss jetzt nach dem Soundtrack recherchieren, sorry...
I liked it so much that I wanted it to be better than it was.
It Follows - Hoop-tober (005/031)
Wow. So refreshing and inventive. I think this one of the best examples of well-written teenage characters this year. That shell thing is so cool and impractical, and I love it.
So well shot. The world is so saturated.
Moral: WHOA, THAT GUY IS TALL!
8. IT FOLLOWS. Conceptually great; don't have sex, everyone. #31HorrorFilms31Days
A great and scary idea that never quite grabbed me or lived up to it's hype. The film is super creepy but feels somewhat lacking. Overall a worthwhile watch.
Cleverly constructed, this quiet, tense, horror piece follows the conventions of the genre in a way which is both predictable and challenging in equal measure. Like many good pieces, it's as much about which rules it chooses to follow as which it rejects or breaks. The soundtrack by Disasterpiece is perfect, and the off kilter tone and setting make for an interesting film which holds up to a few re-watches.
Still just not doing it for me.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- Trilha Sonora;
- Ignorar os estereótipos de adolescentes em filmes de terror;
- Deixar vago em qual época o filme se passa;
- Final em aberto.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…