Amazingly enough, I have yet to see It Follows. As a horror fan with over four years experience covering the genre you’d think I would have caught up on it at Cannes, TIFF, Fantastic Fest or AFI Fest or would have plans to see it next month at the Sundance Film Festival. But I have’t been making it out to many fests recently, so I’ll likely (and happily) plunk down my money to see this new film from director David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover) when it’s finally released next year.
After a year where several strong horror films explored the physical decay of horrible STD’s, this movie seems to be tackling the subject on a larger, metaphorical (but no less fun) angle. The film also seems to have a distinctive visual flair, continuing the impressive recent trend of low budget horror films intent on putting every penny onscreen. Hit the jump for the It Follows trailer (and check out Perri’s review here). The film stars Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe and opens in the US this march from Radius/TWC.
Here’s the official synopsis for It Follows:
After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her.