It Follows

It Follows ★★★★

It Follows is an extremely effective horror film; you are not just terrified by the concept of the monster in this film, but it does a good job of putting you in the victim's shoes and makes you absolutely paranoid about when and where it will show up next. I was literally scanning each and every shot and wondering if that person in the background is "it". This film reminds me a lot of The Babadook in theme, but where The Babadook alienates the audience with obnoxious characters and an ending that wasn't satisfying, this film has a wonderfully sympathetic cast and an ending that while not a happy or victorious ending, is a satisfying one.