It Follows (2014) Movie Review

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It Follows (2014)

2014 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
100 minutes / 1h 40min

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It Follows Plot Synopsis:

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind.

It Follows (2014) Review

It Follows (2014) is an American horror movie that was filmed in Michigan, USA with a runtime of 100 minutes. David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), Virgin (2002)) did a phenomenal job writing and directing his third movie. I am so impressed with what (2015) has brought us/horror fans this year. It is a great beginning to the new year with new writers and directors. David, originality and uniqueness in this movie, rival over others. The film contains violence, intensely, scary scenes, creepiness, adult contents, jump scares moments and friendship.

The film revolves around Jay (Maika Monroe - The Guest (2014), Labor Day (2013), The Bling Ring (2013), At Any Price (2012)), a teenager that lives in a Midwest town that is not known by too much people. The director did not take long to show the viewers how disturbing this movie is. It was seen during the first seen in this movie and raised my expectations by so much more. The movie is about a haunting that was sexually transmitted to Jay. She and her new boyfriend had a sexual intimate moment where she became haunted by ghosts. She is not sure what the ghost wants, but she knows that only she can see them - yes them. Soon she learned what the ghosts wants and that the ghosts can only walk so she can run or drive as fast as she can to buy her more time. Jay also learned that to get rid of the haunting; she has to be sexually intimate with another person which bothers her greatly because she does not want too.

I was surprised that the body count in this movie was so low and also there was not much gore as I expected, but the movie was still overall great. The sets, sounds/music, actors, makeup, and cinematography were all great. The movie leaves you well at least me with a sense of fear that makes me a little terrified of the dark. I love the creative take on this movie that almost makes it feel as though you are watching a fairytale.

  • It Follows Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 8.20
  • IMDB: 6.9
  • MetaCritic: 8.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.7

About It Follows 2014

Title: It Follows
Year: 2014
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.1/5 stars from 171,790 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 171,790
MPAA Rating: R
It Follows Cast Starring: Vincent Hogarth, Ele Bardha, Keir Gilchrist, Jake Weary, Maika Monroe, Scott Norman, Linda Boston, Heather Fairbanks, Daniel Zovatto, Carollette Phillips, Loren Bass, Charles Gertner, Leisa Pulido, Caitlin Burt, D.J. Oliver, Ingrid Mortimer, Aldante Foster, Kourtney Bell, Ruby Harris, Alexyss Spradlin, Christopher Hohman, Mike Lanier, Olivia Luccardi, Claire Sloma, Lili Sepe, Erin Stone, Bailey Spry, Joanna Bronson, Rich Vreeland, Don Hails
It Follows Writers: NA
It Follows Director: David Robert Mitchell
Box Office: $10,705,259
Production: Radius-TWC
Language: English
Country: USA