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It Follows (2014)

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A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bailey Spry ... Annie
Carollette Phillips ... Woman with Groceries
Loren Bass ... Annie's Father
... Paul
... Jay Height
... Kelly Height
Charles Gertner ... Neighbor Boy
... Mrs. Height (as Deborah Williams)
... Yara
... Hugh / Jeff
... Greg Hannigan
Ruby Harris ... Mrs. Redmond
... Mrs. Hannigan
D.J. Oliver ... Police Officer (as DJ Oliver)
... Teacher (as Linda B. Boston-Gilbert)
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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 Jose Tamayo

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It doesn't think. It doesn't feel. It doesn't give up.

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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27 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Te sigue  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,089, 15 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,673,301, 21 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,100,000, 4 April 2015
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2.35 : 1
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The entire score by Rich Vreeland ("Disasterpeace") was completed in less than three weeks. See more »

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In the bedroom, the camera is reflected in the TV set. See more »

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Yara: When I was a little girl my parents would not allow me to go south of 8th mile. And I did not even know what that meant until I got a little older. And I started realizing that. That was where the city started and the suburbs ended. And I used to think about how shitty and weird was that. I mean I had to ask permission to go to the state fair with my best friend and her parents only because it was a few blocks past the border.
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There are no opening credits at all, and the title does not appear on-screen until the end of the film. See more »

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References Repulsion (1965) See more »

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Walter, You've Been Warned
Written by Steven Tyler Slovacek (as Steven Slovacek)
Performed by Company Man
Courtesy of Dugout Sounds
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Completely original. Certain to become a classic. Wonderful addition to the best of horror lists.
6 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

SPOILER: It Follows begins how it ends.

Mysteriously.

A young woman runs from her suburban home half dressed, terrified, confused.

She crosses the road haphazardly, then runs back to her house picks up her bag and escapes in her car, with her father shouting after her trying to work out what the hell is going on.

It is not explained.

The movie then unfolds. No captions. No narrative. It just unwraps itself in a way I have never seen in horror.

Whilst it nods at convention (the music is unquestionably influenced by early John Carpenter and the cast is a bunch of Sorority kids) it is completely original in every other way.

It's beautifully shot, carefully scripted without a single ham line and has a plot that is entirely unpredictable.

The basic premise is this. A "thing" (monster, demon, zombie, entity: call it what you like) is passed between couples having sex. And then it follows the 'host' until it is passed on to the next host, again following sex.

It manifests itself as a sort of walking zombie that follows the host. Should it catch them it will not only kill them but possibly all those in the chain behind.

That's easy to understand. What isn't is how our heroine Jay, played beautifully by Maika Monroe, attempts to resolve her plight. Really, this is a rare horror performance, understated and properly acted. Her fear is palpable. And she doesn't go wandering into unlit basements every five minutes. It's up there with Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween.

However, the plot becomes pretty confusing, but it kind of doesn't matter because throughout this great movie you're just taken in by its vitality, outstanding cinematography, freshness and the endless MacGuffins.

Seriously there must be 20 times you're expecting to be scared to death (Hitchcock style musical and SFX builds) only for nothing to happen.

Anyone walking slowly in this movie could be the 'entity' and that's repeatedly used as a trick.

Another great thing about it is the setting in Detroit. It's never overplayed but it adds a decaying creepiness that is entirely appropriate.

It's a great addition to the world of horror. Not as terrifying as some say, but absorbing and pure quality from start to startling finish.


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