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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,673,301, 21 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,100,000, 4 April 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Yara reads out a section from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "The Idiot", which sums up the "But here I should imagine the most terrible part of the whole punishment is, not the bodily pain at all-but the certain knowledge that in an hour,-then in ten minutes, then in half a minute, then now-this very instant-your soul must quit your body and that you will no longer be a man-and that this is certain, certain!" See more »

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In setting up the items to be pushed into the pool, they plug some of them into a surge suppressor, which would actually prevent those items from causing a shock. 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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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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Exotating
Written by Franklin Randall Hare & Loren A. Robinson
Performed by Metal Sky Craz
Courtesy of Franklin Randall Hare
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Tag, You're it
9 February 2015 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Known for an endless stream of copycats and re-treads, the horror genre periodically surprises us with a dose of originality. Heck, we don't even ask horror filmmakers for anything too revolutionary … just give us something we haven't seen a few dozen times before. Writer/director David Robert Mitchell "gets it" and delivers a game of psycho-sexual-tag-you're-it featuring the most sinister STD ever.

A definite departure from the all-too-common teen slasher films, the slow-drip terror of this one has more in common with dread and eventuality than scream-inducing terror and "made you jump" scares. When we first meet Jay (Maika Monroe), she is a typical pushing-twenty student who enjoys leisurely swims in her suburban backyard pool, hanging out with friends, and a healthy dating scene. Well, healthy until one evening of back seat passion with Hugh (Jake Weary) sets off the above-mentioned sinistry. See Jake has purposefully "passed on" some kind of affliction that attracts a death-seeking entity who slowly, but purposefully pursues its target. Supposedly the only options are to be killed or pass it on through more passion … the worst kind of "pay it forward".

Jay is supported in her ongoing attempts to avoid the entity by her sister Kelly (Lili Sepe), her neighbor and classmate Greg (Daniel Zovatto), and Paul (Keir Gilchrist) her not-so-secret admirer who would do anything to protect her. The big catch is that only Jay can see the entity … making heroism quite elusive for her support group.

Lest there be any doubt of the dire situation, director Mitchell begins the movie with a very vivid example of the likely result in being "caught" by the entity, and adds the score from composer Disasterpeace … an ominous throwback techno-sound that would be distracting if not so fitting. This has all the makings of a breakout role for Maika Monroe, with similarities to Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Halloween movie (1978).

The low budget caused some obvious production limitations – in particular an awkward bounce from day to night and back again, and some iffy effects. However, the suburban Detroit setting provides a nice backdrop, and of special note are the Redford Theatre (est 1928) replete with its beautiful pipe organ, and the indoor swimming pool put to spectacular use in the film's climax. As long as the audience is not expecting the typical teen slasher, this creative horror film should gain an audience while putting director David Robert Mitchell on the fast track to bigger budget films.


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