Jay falls for a guy and her seemingly innocent
encounter turns into a nightmare as the guy she slept with tells her she will
be followed by something and she can survive by sleeping with someone to pass
it on. She doesn’t believe him at first
only to see someone that looks like people from her past or even strangers
(like the naked woman that followed the guy).
The someone/ something always walks slowly and driving buys you
sometime, but you should never stay in a place with one exit. Jay’s friends
try to help her as they face
something she can only see. IT FOLLOWS
is one of the most creepy horror movies I have seen in a while. It switches
from the melancholia of teenage
feelings to the terror of being pursued by something that can’ be killed.
Sleeping with someone can be dangerous and
the only way to survive is not to have sex or have sex to pass it on like some
ominous chain letter that can come back for you if it kills the person you
slept with and then it will work itself backwards down the chain. I did predict
how the movie would end, but it
does leave the door open for a sequel if they don’t follow the plan for the
next film which could be called FOLLOW IT that may be a prequel or sequel.
Scott Weinberg (of The Nerdist) hosts an audio
with various internet movie critics. I
rather have an audio commentary with the writer and director of the movie
(David Robert Mitchell).
A CONVERSATION WITH FILM
COMPOSER DISASTERPIECE chronicles the history of the music composer, how he
became involved with scoring IT FOLLOWS, and talk about the score itself (how
it is divided by what is going on in the scene and the director having a
general blueprint to follow from the temp score for IT FOLLOWS being used as a
guide). The score of IT FOLLOWS sounds
like the offspring of a John Carpenter film score.
Also included on the disc are the theatrical
poster art gallery, and previews for a couple of other movies that play before
the main menu
FINAL ANALYSIS: IT FOLLOWS is the best horror
movie I have
seen in a while as it manages to blend horror with teenage life. It has
a music score that belongs in the
same category as the horror movie scores of John Carpenter films. I wonder
what will happen in the proposed
sequel called FOLLOW IT.
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David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments
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