3/4

It Follows [2015] ★★★

It-Follows-posterIf you’re a sucker for horror movies, then “It Follows” is the scarefest for you. It’s one of the best and most original horror flicks I’ve seen in a very long time. Writer-director David Robert Mitchell has clearly been inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and Wes Craven. But Mitchell adds something extra special to this tired old formula. His movie creeps you out and then starts messing with your head. Here’s the setup: Jay  (Maika Monroe) is a young college student who has sex with her boyfriend Hugh (Jake Weary) for the first time. The next day she finds herself pursued by a shape-shifting creature, invisible to everyone but her. This “creature” can look like a friend, family member or even stranger, and it will follow you everywhere. And I do mean everywhere. Why? Well…I’ll never tell. Let’s just say that this nerve-frying horror thriller from the gifted Mitchell (with an eerie score and haunting images from cinematographer Michael Gioulakis) will follow you home and into your nightmares. Brace yourself.

Rating: 3/4

 

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