It Follows
Title: It Follows
Release year: 2014
Country: United States
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
Rating: 4/5

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

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Unnerving Enigma: A Review of It Follows (2014)

2024-05-16

It Follows is a 2014 American horror film that lingers long after the credits roll. Directed by David Robert Mitchell, the film stars Maika Monroe as Jay, a young woman who finds herself stalked by a terrifying entity after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter.

The brilliance of It Follows lies in its ambiguity. The nature of the entity and the rules of transmission are never fully explained, leaving viewers to piece together their own understanding. This creates a pervasive sense of dread, as Jay and her friends are constantly on edge, unsure of what lurks around the corner.

Monroe delivers a riveting performance as Jay, effectively portraying the character’s growing paranoia and desperation. The supporting cast, including Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi, is equally strong, adding depth and complexity to the narrative.

The slow pacing may not be for everyone, but it allows the movie to build a suffocating atmosphere of unease. The soundtrack, featuring a haunting synth score, complements the visuals perfectly, creating a truly unsettling experience.

It Follows is not without its flaws. The lack of explanation may leave some viewers frustrated, and the ending, while open to interpretation, could be seen as unsatisfying. However, these elements ultimately contribute to the movie’s unique power.

It Follows is a thought-provoking and disturbing horror movie that will stay with you long after you’ve seen it. It’s a must-see for fans of the genre who appreciate a slow-burn approach and a healthy dose of ambiguity.

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