A breath of fresh air. A compassionate, tender and well done eulogy. This look back at one of the most tender people to ever grace our television screens was one of the most wonderful theater-going experiences I've had in a long time.
A friend randomly mentioned that I should watch this film and gave it to me, and today I had a flight and saw it on my laptop so of course instead of working I watched it and was absolutely blow away.
Clearly made on a tiny budget, this was smart, well acted, well realized and most impressively incredibly tight. No scene was wasted, no moment went unfinished and you could so viscerally feel sick Sam's sickness as…
My first John Carpenter film, as a part of my attempt to better educate myself on the origins of the horror genre as I know it today... It Follows is what inspired me to start wanting to watch more older horror.
The two things I loved most about this movie were the music and the lack of relying on jump scares. Tension is built masterfully throughout the entire movie to an incredibly satisfying end.
I don't have any nostalgia towards this movie and it's certainly very dated, but that didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying the film. Will definitely be rewatching come Halloween time.