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
For the trailer, there were a few scenes that had to be reshot in which It/The Entity is shown nude. In the trailer, It/The Entity was shown to be wearing underwear. Most notably, the scene where The Entity was standing on top of Jay and her family's roof is shown to be wearing shorts. See more »
When Hugh brings Jay to the abandoned parking structure, the entity- in the form of a naked woman- is seen at the base of the structure wearing sandals. When the entity appears on the upper level of the parking structure moments later, it is barefoot. It had plenty of time to cast off the sandals. See more »
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 »
The volume level of the music was substantially louder in the theatrical version than in the 2015 Blu-Ray and DVD release. See more »
The goal of every journeyman film-maker from the beginning of the medium to the present, is to produce something that has the most impact per dollar spent.
Think of the first Night of the Living Dead. Shot on location with unknowns and local residents as extras. And the local butcher donated the entrails.
Think Ginger Snaps, which started as an obscure Canadian horror flick but found an audience because of the great writing and the charisma of its stars.
What we have here is another attempt to strike film gold by going for a high I/B ratio.
A small cast. Minimal special effects. No special sets or backgrounds.
A really clever idea, sort of a take off on the Ring which itself was a riff off a Japanese horror classic.
So what's the bottom line? Well done for what you get. Writer/Director Mitchell has a heck of a career ahead of him. Several "jump out of your seat" moments. And also a plot riff which you just know was contributed by some of the frat boys who crowd-sourced the film -- "you can get rid of the curse if you just sleep with someone, fast!"
The bad news? It is not in the same class as Living Dead or Ginger. There are lulls. There are gaps. There are times you start to wish you have purchased the extra large popcorn and coke.
Great career launch.
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