Has anyone seen It Follows? I don’t usually watch horror movies at the theater, because I don’t like watching in a dark room and the quality lately hasn’t been great (I hate jump scares so much!). The last time I payed to see a horror movie in a theater was to see Cabin in the Woods. I had heard good things about this one, so finally went last night, and I loved it! It plays up suspense with very few jump scares, which is how I like my horror.
The basic plot of the film is that the main character (played by Maika Monroe) is cursed (via sex!) with a shape-shifting entity that constantly follows her at a walking pace. Wherever she is, it is constantly walking in her direction (though she can drive away and buy herself some time). Her only option is to pass the curse along. The movie has a great retro feel to it, with the director borrowing stylistically from John Carpenter and George Romero. The style was so effective to me, it was actually difficult to place the film in time. The soundtrack is fantastic as well. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer below, and if you have, what did you think?