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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 overview, first billed only:
Bailey Spry ... Annie
Carollette Phillips ... Woman with Groceries
Loren Bass Loren Bass ... Annie's Father
Keir Gilchrist ... Paul
Maika Monroe ... Jay Height
Lili Sepe ... Kelly Height
Charles Gertner Charles Gertner ... Neighbor Boy
Debbie Williams ... Mrs. Height (as Deborah Williams)
Olivia Luccardi ... Yara
Jake Weary ... Hugh / Jeff
Daniel Zovatto ... Greg Hannigan
Ruby Harris ... Mrs. Redmond
Leisa Pulido ... Mrs. Hannigan
D.J. Oliver D.J. Oliver ... Police Officer (as DJ Oliver)
Linda Boston ... Teacher (as Linda B. Boston-Gilbert)
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits at all, and the title does not appear on-screen until the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The volume level of the music was substantially louder in the theatrical version than in the 2015 Blu-Ray and DVD release. See more »


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Weapons of Velvet
Written and Performed by Dan Cantrell
Courtesy of Dan Cantrell
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Lets talk impact-to-budget (I/B) ratio

That is the only way to review this film.

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Follows See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,089, 15 March 2015

Gross USA:

$14,674,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,528,593
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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