IT FOLLOWS (15)

IT FOLLOWS (15)

Run time: 100mins    Director: David Robert Mitchell

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Synopsis: 19-year-old Jay who, after a sexual encounter with her boyfriend, finds that a mysterious curse has been passed on to her. As she begins to experience terrifying visions and the feeling that she is being followed wherever she goes, she turns to her group of close friends for help. Can they solve the mystery of the deadly curse before it is too late?

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Director David Robert Mitchell gives us a genuinely disturbing, creepy psychological thriller that stays with you long after you have left the cinema.

Teenager Jay lives in the suburbs in a nameless town in an unspecified time and one day someone passes ‘it ‘ to her… From then on the tension and paranoia mounts in an expert and nerve-jangling way.  Although the teen sex subplot is familiar to us from John Carpenter and others, this is a completely new take on the stuff of nightmares.

This is a well paced creative take on teen sex horror films that doesn’t depend on loud bangs and well worn tropes.

The very clever use of sound – which almost becomes a character in the film – plus the inspired use of the desolate Detroit locations and strong music soundtrack leave a lasting impression.

Maika Monroe (Jay) leads a largely unfamiliar cast in this cleverly crafted psycho-sexual thriiller.

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