Monday, October 26, 2015
31 Days of Halloween - Day 26 - Movie 2
After having sex with her boyfriend, Jay (Maika Monroe) learns that she is now the recipient of a sexually transmitted bogeyman, which will, at a slow walking pace, follow her wherever she goes until it catches and kills her, or she passes it along to someone else.
It Follows (2014) is a very effective film with a nicely realized and original idea. The film takes its time in getting to its premise, introducing us to its cast of characters and their interrelationships, so that the stakes involved go beyond simply setting up a bunch of generic teens to be killed off one by one. The characters also try out a number of well thought out possible solutions on how to destroy the following entity who is only visible to the person it's after. The matter of fact presentation of the entity also heightens the tension with its slow walking persistent approach. It Follows is one of the better movies I've watched this month.