IT FOLLOWS (2014) [feature]

(MIFF 2014 )

"The most exciting film in Cannes ... like no other example in recent years: tender, remarkably ingenious and scalp-pricklingly scary." – The Telegraph

When her boyfriend Hugh is murdered immediately after they have sex for the first time, 19-year-old Jay realises that whatever killed him is now after her. Able to assume the appearance of Jay's family and friends, It will stop at nothing to exterminate those it targets. The only escape: to pass the curse forward by sleeping with someone new.

Legitimately unnerving, relentlessly paced and filled with knowing winks to its schlock horror forebears as well as ‘80s teen films, It Follows is the nail-biting new film from David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover, MIFF 2010). A slyly subversive genre riff packed with heart-pounding thrills, It Follows takes the ridiculous and makes it terrifying. But be warned. It could come for you next.

"It Follows just goes to town with its spectacularly creepy conceit [and] demonstrates anew that true horror requires neither gore nor jump scares, just vulnerability." – The Dissolve

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