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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.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The director David Robert Mitchell said in an interview that the 'monster' could potentially board a plane in order to follow the cursed person. See more »

Goofs

The station wagon's column mounted shifter is in the park position when Jay is escaping the lake house scene and crashing into the corn field. See more »

Quotes

Hugh: Okay, even thought it is following you I can still see it. It is not done with me either. Okay, like I told you, all you can do is pass it on to someone else.
Kelly Height: What the fuck are you talking about?
Hugh: She can do the same thing I did. It should be easier for her, she is a girl. Any guy would be with you. Just sleep with someone else and tell him to do the same thing. Maybe it will never come back.
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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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Referenced in After Hours: 4 Movie Curses with Unexpected Upsides (2017) See more »

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The Safer Parts of the City
Written by Steven Tyler Slovacek (as Steven Slovacek)
Performed by Company Man
Courtesy of Dugout Sounds
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True horror fans will love it
28 March 2015 | by MoviesAreLife93See all my reviews

It Follows is the most refreshingly terrifying horror movie I've seen in the last year.

The movie begins on an exceptionally terrifying note, opening with a teenage girl fleeing from her house. She's running from someone - or something - but what? We have no earthly idea, but her fear infects us with an overwhelming and inexplicable terror. This opening scene sets the bar high for the rest of the movie, and we know that we will receive no mercy.

Director David Robert Mitchell knows what he's doing here. He knows what scares you, and executes it perfectly. With camera-work that can only be described as "surreal", we feel as if we are in a 100 minute long nightmare. The worst nightmares are the ones you know you can't escape from - you can't move fast enough, no matter how hard you try. At the heart of the horror film lies this simple, terrible truth: You cannot escape death.

In this nightmare, an inexplicable terror is following the protagonist. It's not a matter of WHAT is following her - per se - but rather WHEN it arrives. The inevitability of its coming is by far the most terrifying aspect of this movie.

These are actors you've never seen before, yet characters you know personally. The music score is one you've never heard before, but one you will never forget. This movie is a nightmare that you can't wake up from, and it is scary as Hell. You might as well be tied to your seat, forced to watch as an unstoppable, grotesque, demon-like entity walks slowly toward you...closer...closer...and closer.

This is how horror movies should be made. Fear should "follow" you, not "surprise" you. It Follows is easily one of the most terrifying horror movies of the decade. I recommend it 100%.


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