March 04, 2015

It Follows (2014)

It Follows (2014) - Movie Review
Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
Country: USA

Movie Review: Uncanny moments filled with creepiness is what American filmmaker, David Robert Mitchell, has to offer in “It Follows”, which is undoubtedly the best horror movie I’ve watched in years. If his debut feature, “The Myth of the American Sleepover”, has revealed vision and talent, “It Follows” exceeded all the expectations, letting us ruminating about how efficacious this anxious supernatural tale is, and how attentively and tastefully was put on the screen through amazing shots and an unpretentious approach that deliver everything we look for this genre. After an intriguing opening scene, beautifully shot through a 360ยบ pan, the story remains fixed on 19-year-old, Jay, who was living a laid-back life, natural in her age, frequently in the company of her best friends and neighbors, Kelly, Paul, and Annie. After a bizarre sexual night with a strange young man, Jay starts to sense an unexplainable discomfort associated with horrible visions of an entity that assumes different human forms. Some are apparently normal while some others are grotesque and even immoral in its appearance and behavior. Not only Jay is in danger but the whole chain of victims that passed the curse. The film is tonally brilliant and even pokes us with a couple moments of humor that temporarily relieve the audience from the tension. Mitchell, an assumed admirer of the horror genre, reveals maturity dealing with his own creative process, triumphing in the way that nothing seemed excessive or uncontrolled. The teen cast responded effectively to Mitchell’s call for a film that can make you freak out with its eerie atmosphere, haunting images, and first-rate score by Rich Vreeland aka Disasterpeace.

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