It Follows ★★★★½

More like "It Freaking Slaps" because this movie "slaps", as the kids say. There's a good chance I watched this while drunk.

In any case, my appreciation for what this movie does grows every time I rewatch it. It takes the reality of teenage sexuality and explores other tangential sexual concepts through a few different angles. Surviving/overcoming sexual trauma, viewing sexuality and sexual encounters as transactional and devoid of emotions, the horror of carrying a disease that will kill somone if you pass it to them and the paradox that you're biologically programmed to desire the act that would cause someone to die.

It's also got genuine scares that are set up incredibly well. The 360 rotating camera shot in the hallway of the school is simultaneously hypnotic and horrific.

Love it.

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