It Follows has been on the festival circuit for quite a while now. It began its run at Cannes and then hit TIFF, Fantastic Fest, AFI Fest and so many more, but it’s not done yet. The David Robert Mitchell-directed film is also screening at Sundance in the Park City at Midnight program in January. On the one hand, I’m bummed the film hasn’t hit theaters yet because I’m dying for friends and family to see it, but, then again, the lengthy festival run means that I don’t have to decide between It Follows and The Babadook for my favorite horror film of 2014.
It Follows stars Maika Monroe as Jay, a young woman who contracts a sexually transmitted disease, but it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. If you get this STD, it’ll always feel like something is following you – because it is – and the only way to get rid of it is by passing it on to someone else. It’s an ingenious idea that’s especially terrifying not due to gore or jump scares, but rather because of how it messes with your head. Click here to check out my review of the film and hit the jump to watch the very first It Follows international trailer. RADiUS and The Weinstein Company have the US distribution rights to the film and are expected to release it in the first quarter of 2015.