Monday, May 25, 2015

It Follows (2014)

IMDb plot summary: A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.
Directed by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Lili Sepe, and Daniel Zovatto.

I am a big fan of horror films that focus on slow, creeping tension without a lot of jump scares or gore, and this perfectly hit the spot. It's creepy not because things jump out at you every five minutes, but because the situation itself is just scary. The soundtrack is a fascinating throwback to older horror scores, and while it took me a little while to get into the groove of that, by the end I was completely sold on how it helped to create this sort of... retro surreal nightmare. I totally get why this got all the hype it did. It's one of the better horror films that I've seen in awhile.

4 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
It Follows > How to Deal
It Follows > Eat Pray Love
It Follows < Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
It Follows < The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
It Follows > Billy Elliot the Musical Live
It Follows > The Basketball Diaries
It Follows > Hawking
It Follows < Repulsion
It Follows > A Streetcar Named Desire
It Follows > Punchline
It Follows < The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Final spot: #453 out of 2360.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I love that retro poster! So early 80s looking!