Recently, I went to see the new horror film It Follows. I am typically not the person who goes to the movies to see a horror film, but given my love of American Horror Story and It Follows being one of the best reviewed horror films in decades, I thought I would give it a shot, and I’m glad I did.
What it’s about:
Following a strange sexual encounter, a teenager (Maika Monroe) has disturbing visions and the inescapable feeling that someone — or something — is after her.
It Follows is one of those movies that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end, and leaves you with many questions and thoughts once it’s over. The originality is undeniable, which kept the element of surprise very real. The concepts are ones I have never seen on screen before.The music is just as ominous, loud, and great as you would expect it to be (think classic horror films). The characters are well-balanced, interesting, and real. The young cast keeps it relatable to teenagers/young adults. The acting is phenomenal (super job by Maika Monroe). It is actually scary, and not in a stupid or cheesy way. It is very well-done by director David Robert Mitchell and the cinematography is excellent. Overall, it left me wanting more (ahhh so many questions!). I wasn’t ready for it to end because I just wanted to keep watching and see what was going to happen. It is definitely worth seeing if you’re in the mood for a little suspense, fear, and good storytelling.
I give it 4/5 stars.