It Follows Review

Influenced by 70′s and 80′s horror, It Follows is a refreshing psychological horror film with a simple premise and a creepy concept. This is most likely the best horror film I’ve seen over the last decade. It Follows draws many comparisons to John Carpenter’s look, from the music to the cinematography, and instead of appearing like a duplicate or rehash of Halloween, director David Robert Mitchell executes this odd premise with such flair and finesse that you can’t help but be refreshed by its cleverness.To know more about It Follows movie

Every single thing about it works, from the brooding pace to the relatable characters, easily sucking you into this gloomy world where STDs can pass on bodies that follow you around no matter where you are. This is where most of the suspense comes from, because rather than relying on blood and shock value, It Follows is subtle and thought provoking – you never know where this thing is and it moves so gradually that you have no idea when it will appear, and this uncertainty in waiting is what real suspense is all about.

One aspect that catches the eye, besides the brilliant writing and directing, is the musical score by Disasterpeace. It’s absolutely wonderful in the most ominous, possessing way you can imagine. It’s old-fashioned but not dated – heavy on synths and low on bombast, it sets the eerie tone of the movie right from the beginning and elevates the film’s effectiveness into the stratosphere. Even as a standalone listen the tracks are brilliant, but when juxtaposed with the bleak imagery and unnerving atmosphere, it’s downright masterful.

It Follows is not an overtly scary film. It’s a slowburner, and the emphasis on mood over jump scares makes it all the more terrifying. The acting is spot-on, the cinematography is glorious, the pacing is perfect – it’s a breath of fresh air into the horror genre that has been on life-support for a while now. I can go on and on, but the thing to remember is that It Follows is not for everyone. You probably won’t like it if you’re anticipating this movie to be a paranormal slasher or something of the sort. It’s purely psychological, and these days, psychological horror is making a huge return. In 2014 we had The Babadook and this year the movie to defeat is It Follows. Both movies are by relatively new directors – Jennifer Kent and David Robert Mitchell respectively – which means they have their entire career ahead of them to revitalize the genre to the heights it used to reach.Click here It Follows horror movie

It Follows is a work of genius in every respect and an absolute must-watch for horror fans that thought the genre was completely drained of originality. In a year filled with soon-to-be many blockbusters and money makers, It Follows will be remembered by many as one of the best of the year. It is a horror movie that embodies all things horror, and pays great tribute to what made people love the genre.


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