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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 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.
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…
I now present you with John Carpenter's The Spectacular Now!
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…
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 character…
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…
Scariest and probably most effective After School Special ever.
I could leave it at that but that would be doing this little gem of a film a great injustice. See, here's the thing. Most horror films are utter crap. I love the genre with a passion, but let's face it, most horror films just retread the same steps over and over again, bombarding us with tropes and excessive jump scares. Only a handful of horror films in the past ten years have truly managed to either impress me or rattle my cage somewhat.
I'm not here to say that It Follows is a genre defining or even improving film, but boy is it close. And it has everything to do…
An interesting and suspenseful film with a unique story and a fantastic score. The 80's retro feel was a breath of fresh air, as the looming (though slow walking) threat was always present, even when you couldn't see it. The acting was OK, nothing out of this world. I'd recommend it for a watch, but I probably wouldn't watch it again.
A sort of interesting concept that unfortunately falls flat due to mediocre performances, abundant cliches, and an unbearably slow pace.
Silenciosa, sem nome, olhos ou feições definidas, poderia ser qualquer pessoa no meio de uma multidão ou de um parque abandonado mas é um Demônio Sexualmente Transmissível, uma presença aterradora que embora caminhe a passos lentos, traz consigo a certeza de uma morte cruel e o fim da inocência adolescente.
It Follows > Unfriended
Not as scary as anyone think it is but still very clever in its simple concept. It Follows perfectly puts together Indie visual sensibility and every day fears. You'll probably spend more time talking about how cool the concept is instead of actually being scared.
Entiendo el hype entre ciertos círuculos, aunque no lo acabo de compartir.
El homenaje al Halloween de Carpenter es evidente tanto en temática como en estilo, dejando claro que pretende alejarse de las parodias o imitaciones recientes. Pero contrasta con lo absurdo de la premisa (plasmación del miedo hacia el sexo que se inculca a los adolescentes: follarse a la persona equivocada puede, literlamente, matarte) y con un malo que recuerda al famoso corto de "El asesino horriblemente lento con el arma increiblemente ineficiente". Por otro lado, esa lentitud permite las mejores escenas de la pelicula: esos planos sostenidos en los que lo vemos acercarse en la lejanía mientras su víctima está despistada.
Sin embargo, creo que está mal rematada. El clímax carece de fuerza, no parece encajar y nos lleva a un final que ni siquiera deja claro si es abierto.
It Follows is the modern horror film that we needed. So original and fresh. It gives a great old-fashioned horror experience that has been missed in these modern horror films these days.
The story was great with great use of using simple and effective scares instead of relying on jump scares. I can imagine this film under a big hollywood studio and it messing up so badly.
The acting was top notch. All the characters were great and actors pulled there weight when needed to.
The soundtrack is probably my favorite part of the film. It had such a great feel with the synth retro feel to it and the 70s-80s style to it. For me it held the film up by a lot.
God is real and I have seen it. This is the best movie I have seen in I don't even know how long. A very refreshing take on horror with a killer soundtrack and beautiful cinematography. I want to be constantly watching this.
It follows has cult classic written all over it. The film has a simple but effective narrative involving a young girl being followed by an evil presence, which can only move at walking pace, but will always be there no matter what (a bit like Micheal Myers or Jason Voorhees really).
The atmosphere of the film is something else altogether, thanks for the most to the amazing score. It sounds like one of John Carpenter's classic synth scores. The same goes for the cinematography, with little scene-setting 360 zoom shots, with the creepy score beating at a thousand miles per hour in the background - it got my heart racing. No predictable jump scares every two minutes in this one.…
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…