It Follows

It Follows Release Date: March 13, 2015

In the movie It Follows, after a strange sexual encounter – a teenager finds herself plagued by disturbing visions and the inescapable sense that something is following her.

For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake.

Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her.

As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

It Follows was an Official Selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

During its first weekend in theaters – in limited release – the movie It Follows became the highest grossing film (per screen) in 2015, with over $40,000 per theater.

By Audrey Shine (Wild About Movies resident critic)

It certainly does.  This movie gives stalking a whole new dimension with evil apparitions trailing teenagers who have gotten into this mess quite unintentionally. This teenage horror flick is suspenseful and scary, but plods along with a lot of repetition without engaging us in the real story.  Only at the end is the plot advanced by hinting at details of the origin of this situation, which is a deliberate attempt to get a “follow on” franchise.

The cast and the director are mostly unknown with some minor credits.  Director and writer David Robert Mitchell must have a really low budget to film so much of it in the slum neighborhoods of Detroit.   And he seems to be obsessed with hand motions (which will probably be revealed in the next “Follows.”)

But the movie buzz and audience hunger for a horror movie off season (meaning not in October) have certainly helped the casts’ careers.  All of them do their job well, with Maika Monroe (Jay) and Keir Gilchrist  (Paul) leading the angst and anxiety.  Strong friendships and bad decisions rule the plot, and just for the sake of argument – where are these kids parents?

The apparitions are really mean,  and frightful (Good job evildoers!)  and the encounters are very creative with the swimming pool topping the list.
Is “It Follows” a date night fright flick?  Maybe, but you might want to refrain from sexual encounters for awhile.

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Starring: Linda Boston,Caitlin Burt,Heather Fairbanks,Aldante Foster,Keir Gilchrist,Ruby Harris,Christopher Hohman,Olivia Luccardi,Maika Monroe,Lili Sepe,Bailey Spry,Rich Vreeland,Jake Weary,Debbie Williams,Daniel Zovatto
Genres: Horror
Directed By: David Robert Mitchell
Runtime: 100 minutes
Studio: Radius/TWC
Total Box Office: 14.7 MIL
MPAA Rating R

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