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…
OMG yes this and Hush brings the horror movie genre back for me.
none of this would've happened if they'd had gay sex
2015 movie viewings, #33. To tell you anything about it would spoil it, but I can confirm that this really is the most terrifying movie I've seen in years, all the more remarkable for it being filmed in such a quiet, restrained, slow-moving style. A MUST-watch for any horror fan. Believe the hype!
A sort of indie take on a horror movie with a really cool 80s aesthetic.
great supernatural thrill, beautiful music.
This was good. LOOK BEHIND YOU, YOU YO-YOS.
Though it has a particularly effective scare early on (you know which one) and the first half in general is a solid practice in tension, It Follows totally loses its shit when it comes to the big "confrontation" scenes, namely on the beach and in the pool. The cinematic direction is so weird and unfitting for what should be such intimate moments, choosing to tackle the action from wide angles and killing the suspense in the process. I honestly couldn't get over how "shot in my backyard with my buddies" these particular scenes felt, and they clash disastrously with what is otherwise a generally great-looking package.
Each time I return to this film, I like it less and less. It's…
That's a really nasty STD
Subverts genre tropes while remaining pretty tense.
Gimmick wears thin after a while.
(Working on organizing it by similar aesthetic.)
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…