ByJerry Bennett, writer at

It Follows

Written & Directed by: David Robert Mitchell

Sypnosis: Following a strange sexual encounter, a teenager (Maika Monroe) has disturbing visions and the uncomfortable feeling that someone or something is after her.

Review by Roninjoegenji:

This film really brings horror to it's honest respect because it showcases style with substance beautifully. From the opening scene to the closing credits we get spine tingling tension along with an interesting main character. Do you ever get those moments where you start to feel like you're insane when figuring things out? Sometimes it feels like a dream or maybe paranoia. That is the symptoms of you're brain trying to process all of the wtf moments lol. This film really takes it's time and builds very well this is a sign of solid storytelling because at times it is a drama, then a mystery & then the horror comes out of left field I mean unexpectedly. Just when you think you're safe an then bam!!!!!! That's what I'm talking about baby! It has been awhile since I've looked over my shoulder constantly after watching a film of this genre. I really felt what the main character was feeling despite the events that happened to her lol. Honestly no pun intended but as the viewer you feel vulnerable in so many ways. The best parts of this film come from tension building, stylish directing, killer music score by Rich Vreeland aka Disasterpeace, the visual imagery, even the quiet moments were spectacular. I give so much respect to the director for not making the film feel cheap, what I mean is predictable jump scares we don't get that at all. Thank god! Lol the acting is quite good for the most part and Maika Monroe (The Guest) really carries the film. She's a strong actress who portrayed a real human being who's lonely and lost. I believe she's going to do damage in the horror genre as the new Scream Queen, the same way Jamie Lee Curtis was in the 70s & 80s. Director David Robert Mitchell does impressive work for his second film and you can see his love for the horror genre in his filmmaking. This isn't just a kickass horror film this is kickass filmmaking. The film shows that there's still life an tons of ideas to explore in the horror genre. Make sure you watch this must see film. It's amazing to watch new young filmmakers recreating new magic while paying homage to old school horror from the 70s and 80s which is awesome. People will be able to relate because we all hate that feeling of knowing something is following us, or that cold level of energy that lurks when it's quiet. It Follows is a blast and I had so much fun watching it, and I can't wait to own it on blu ray :-) for my final thought this film will make you look at people very differently on a social level and sexual level. Movies really are a learning tool lol especially horror :-)

Grade: A+


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