Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review: It Follows

By William Pattison, aka Eric Morse
For Horror Bob's Blog

Hey, Howlies. I just finished watching It Follows and I have to say I was impressed. The film tells the story of a girl named Jay who what seemed like an innocent encounter with a boy on a date; that is until the boy knocks her out and ties her to a chair. He informs her that he has passed onto to her a thing…no not a sexually transmitted disease, but some type of demon that slowly walks toward its victims and kills them in a horrible way. This demon can present itself a family, friends, or pretty much anybody. The only way to get rid of this thing, at least for a while until it kills again is to have sex with somebody and pass the demon on to them. Jay at one point in the film passes it on to her friend Glen, who looks amusingly like a young Johnny Depp. But only partially believes her and the demon gets to him. So, now Jay and her remaining friends must find a way to put an end to the demon before it kills Jay.
I absolutely loved It Follows. This film reminded me of the good old scarefests I used to watch in the 80’s…I mean the real 80s horror films, not the idealized dribble this generation thinks an 8os style horror film is supposed to be. This film had everything in the right proportions. It had tension, well drawn characters (not regurgitated Breakfast Club characters), and honest scares rather that puddles and blood and gore and endless jump scares. Even the music in this film, which is mostly done with a synthesizer has that wonderful 80s feel to it that is so missed these days. I have to say bravo to director/writer David Robert Mitchell. He knows how to do some honest horror and hopefully he continues to deliver this quality of work. He has the potential to be the next Wes Craven. I whole heartedly recommend this film to any true horror fans.
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