Friday, 22 April 2016

It Follows Review

Influenced by 70's and 80's horror, It Follows is a fresh psychological horror film with a basic premise and a creepy concept. This is quite possibly the best scary film I've seen over the last decade. It Follows draws many distinctions to John Carpenter's format, from the music to the cinematography, and instead of appearing like a carbon copy or rehash of Halloween, director David Robert Mitchell executes this strange premise with such flair and finesse that you can't help but be rejuvenated by its cleverness.To know more about It Follows horror movie

Every single thing about it works, from the brooding pace to the relatable personalities, effortlessly sucking you into this gloomy world where STDs can pass on entities that follow you around regardless of where you are. This is where most of the suspense comes from, because rather than relying on blood and shock value, It Follows is subtle and thought provoking - you never know where this thing is and it moves so gradually that you aren't sure when it will appear, and this unpredictability in waiting is what real suspense is about.

One aspect that catches the eye, besides the brilliant writing and directing, is the musical score by Disasterpeace. It's absolutely gorgeous in the most ominous, haunting way you can imagine. It's retro but not dated - heavy on synths and low on bombast, it sets the eerie tone of the movie right from the start and elevates the film's effectiveness into the stratosphere. Even as a standalone listen the music is brilliant, but when juxtaposed with the bleak imagery and unnerving atmosphere, it's downright masterful.

It Follows is not an overtly scary film. It's a slowburner, and the emphasis on state of mind over jump scares makes it all the more terrifying. The performances are spot-on, the cinematography is glorious, the pacing is perfect - it's a breath of fresh air into the horror genre that has been on life-support for a while now. I can go on and on, but the thing to bear in mind is that It Follows is not for everyone. You probably won't enjoy it if you're anticipating this movie to be a paranormal slasher or something of the sort. It's totally psychological, and nowadays, psychological horror is making a huge resurgence. In 2014 we had The Babadook and this year the movie to defeat is It Follows. Both movies are by all new directors - Jennifer Kent and David Robert Mitchell respectively - which means they have their entire career ahead of them to renew the genre to the heights it used to reach.Click here It Follows movie

It Follows is a work of art in every respect and an absolute must-watch for horror fans that thought the genre was completely drained of originality. In a year chock full of soon-to-be many blockbusters and money makers, It Follows will be remembered by many as one of the best of the year. It is a movie that embodies all things horror, and pays great homage to what made people adore the genre.

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