– Summary –
Director : David Robert Mitchell
Year Of Release : 2015
Principal Cast : Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams.
Approx Running Time : 100 Minutes
Synopsis: A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.
What we think : Gut-churning horror doesn’t get much better than this, David Mitchell’s tour-de-force of psych-and-sex terror that will have you unwittingly gripping those sitting next to you so painfully tight, you won’t notice them doing the same thing back to you. Unswervingly evil, relentlessly visceral, It Follows is one of the best films of the year, horror or otherwise. Dynamite stuff.
Don’t have sex. Ever. Or ever again.
Folks who decry horror movies for being unoriginal, or old-hat, or passe, and who claim the genre merely retreads itself more and more each passing year, should know that these days, they’re living in fantasy land. Recently, the horror genre has really begun to rise above its schlock 80’s roots, and there are an increasing number of films coming out that, although firmly within the genre’s DNA, remarkably fresh and effective. Good horror doesn’t need to be particularly bloody, or titillating to make audiences squirm, they just have to have interesting characters. Recent efforts like The Babadook, The Conjuring, and now It Follows, have set a very high bar for other film-makers to follow, both with effective mood-chills and outright scares. And I think I’ve come up with the clue to help wannabe directors to achieve success in this regard.