Director David Robert Mitchell follows up “The Myth of the American Sleepover” with a teen horror film about the consequences of sleeping with the wrong person. It’s a terror that’s passed along like a STD, only if it kills you it then goes after the person who gave it to you, and continues down the line. It never stops and there’s only one way to get rid of it; pass it along to someone else.
For those willing to go along with this abstract yet unique twist on the slasher genre, this trailer should have you more than excited because it seems like Mitchell absolutely nails the execution of this idea. Many times horror films may have a good twist or original concept, but the execution causes it to fall flat. This doesn’t appear to be the case with ‘It Follows’. I’m also loving the trailer’s soundtrack.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After 19-year-old Jay has what she believes to be an innocent sexual encounter, she begins to be plagued by strange visions and the unavoidable feeling that someone – or something – is following her. With her friends, Jay has to find a way to escape the terror that seems to be only a few steps behind.
Indiewire had this to say about the film:
While “Myth of the American Sleepover” took the whiny young archetypes of a John Hughes movie in an expressionistic direction, “It Follows” turns to eighties teen slashers of the “Halloween” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” variety while elevating them to a more abstract plane, rendering the looming threat of adulthood in ominous terms.
Expect to see more coverage on this film as it’s one I’ve been looking forward to since reading about its 2014 Cannes premiere.
‘It Follows’ hits On Demand March 27, 2015 and stars Maika Monroe (The Guest), Keir Gilchrist and Jake Weary.