For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind. Written by
Jay is short for Jamie, which some have said is a reference to scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis. In the film, Jay has a younger sister named Kelly. In real life, Jamie Lee Curtis also has a younger sister named Kelly. See more »
When Jay and Paul are at the high school trying to discover Hugh's true identity, the principal makes a PA announcement about the fall musical "The Mouse That Roared," which is a real stage play adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel of the same name by Leonard Wibberley, but is not a musical. See more »
'It follows', a Dave Mitchell feature presented at Cannes, is a truly disturbing movie that starts from a very simple premise.
Teenager Jay lives in a nameless Midwest town, and one day someone 'passes' 'it' to her. And then the following begins...
The very first scene caught me completely by surprise on how disturbing it was, and sets the bar high on this movie, showing that the director has no remorse in punching below the belt - and you will thank him for that by the time credits roll.
The movie makes an incredibly savvy use of sound, which is almost a character on its own, as well as the desolate settings shot in Detroit.
Actors give an understated performance that is even stronger, given how horrific is everything that is going on. And the followers... when I got home I had to make sure that there were at least two doors open in my room!
Make yourself a favor and go and see this, it is a fantastic summer scare.
91 of 166 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?