It Follows (2015)
Critic Consensus: Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels -- and leaves a lingering sting.
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Critic Reviews for It Follows
It Follows represents a compelling evolution in how studios and audiences can (and should) conceive of its monsters.
No question that the storytelling here is impressive; the story itself, however, is a bit thin.
It's a testament to how scary a movie It Follows is that for days after watching it, you walk around thinking up survival plans - should you hide, stay on the move forever, pass the haunting on to someone else?
While I didn't find myself particularly frightened by the film as many have suggested, I marveled at the gorgeous cinematography, retro score, and use of location.
Ultimately, rather than sex, what seems threatening here is impending adulthood in all its dimensions, and in its floaty, insubstantial way, It Follows catches some of the mingled excitement and terror of growing up.
Audience Reviews for It Follows
Maybe I'm not refined enough to understand and enjoy this movie as there is only one word I can muster to describe what I just watched and that is .....Boring
It is a pleasure to see a terrifying horror movie that invests in a nightmarish atmosphere of tension with moments of suspenseful anticipation, an excellent electronic score and an efficient camerawork that makes the best use of zooms and pan shots.
Horror, or fear perhaps, distilled. It doesn't take much. Take many of the known ideas about the genre and cut away the fat, that's all. Less equals more. "What in God's name does it want?" That's a question for later, buddy. Good stuff.
It Follows Quotes
|Hugh/Jeff:||It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you.|
|Yara:||When I was a little girl my parents would not allow me to go south of 8th mile. And I did not even know what that meant until I got a little older. And I started realizing that. That was where the city started and the suburbs ended. And I used to think about how shitty and weird was that. I mean I had to ask permission to go to the state fair with my best friend and her parents only because it was a few blocks past the border.|