ByDarragh O'Connor, writer at Creators.co
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Horror movies have had a sort of shift in the past 15 years or so. The new trend in Hollywood seems to be "release lots of low-budget horrors and see what sticks". This strategy has its pros and cons, and one of its pros is that every now and then, we get a great horror gem. It Follows is one of these unlikely treasures that has gone on to be a cult classic among horror fans.

Rumors about a sequel have been popping up everywhere, and fans are going crazy for more information, myself included! In this article, we're going to look at some routes the sequel could go down, as well as how likely each outcome is. Let's start off with one of the most intriguing ones...

1. Blockbuster 'It Follows'

A possible outcome? [Credit: Northern Lights Films]
A possible outcome? [Credit: Northern Lights Films]

How likely is it: 7/10

It Follows could be described as an indie-horror given its set pieces and scale, which leaves room for some budget changes. Director David Robert Mitchell has spoken quite extensively about the process of creating It Follows, and one of his changes from the original script is the sheer scale of the movie. He told Entertainment Weekly:

But I do want to say that when I wrote this, I had some bigger setpieces, a few things that I sort of simplified, and some stuff that we chose to cut out because of the budget and time, so there’s all kinds of fun things that could be done with this concept and story.

Some people would say that a bigger budget for a sequel would mean selling out, but I totally disagree — I think this concept sounds awesome! I can imagine some crazy, out of this world shots being filmed, in order to escape the demon 'It' in the . This could be a totally new cast, maybe with some more familiar names jumping on board the project!

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2. "Follow It"

Haunting... [Credit: Northern Lights Films]
Haunting... [Credit: Northern Lights Films]

How likely it is: 9/10

This next theory is one straight from the the co-president of Radius-TWC, the production company that distributed It Follows, Tom Quinn. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tom Quinn suggested "Flip the title", which would give us the insanely intriguing title, "Follow It". How mysterious is that?

This sequel could follow the story of trying to trace the demon right back to its roots and stop it permanently, rather than just pawning it off on somebody else. I'm totally down for this sequel idea, and I think it's the most likely one on this list!

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3. Demon Killing Technology

How likely is it: 2/10

For the first movie, we saw the teens trying to kill this terrifying demon with DIY-type methods — which isn't always the best way to tackle a relentless, murderous demon-monster. One idea we could see tackled in the sequel is the discovery of a guy who has the technology to kill this demon. We then soon find out there's more than one demon and they have to be tracked down and exterminated. Think Alien meets Ghostbusters!

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4. The Prequel

Eerily beautiful shot [Credit: Northern Lights Films]
Eerily beautiful shot [Credit: Northern Lights Films]

How likely is it: 2/10

Another really cool route this sequel could follow is another idea of mine, which is the idea of a prequel. I know people hate that word nowadays, but how cool would it be seeing where this demon came out to begin with? Does it go all the way back to the 1700s, or is it a case of a recent outbreak in the last 20 years? I want to know everything there is to know about that damn terrifying demon. I'd love to see how the first person got the demon transmitted to them, maybe they had sex with the devil, who knows!

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So there you have it folks! They are the 4 of the most plausible ideas for an It Follows sequel, 2 of which are ideas from the director and 2 of which are my ideas. I have to admit, Follow It seems to be the idea I like the most, I just think it would be awesome seeing the gang chase down the demon to its roots and uncover where it came from!

Let me know which sequel idea you'd like to see the most in the comments!

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)


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