It Follows

It Follows
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
  • Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

Jay (Monroe) is a Michigan teenager whose lover reveals that he's infected her with a potentially deadly curse. Sensitive, visually arresting and utterly disturbing horror about the possible consequences of a sexual encounter, with a deeply affecting performance from Monroe and an excellent supporting cast.

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Midsummer in Detroit: teenager Jay (Monroe) gets serious with her new boyfriend – who then reveals that he’s passed a curse on to her. She’ll be followed, slowly but inexorably, by a shapeshifting creature until she is killed or passes the curse on. Her friends first assume she’s merely traumatised, but then have to face the truth… Mitchell builds psychological tension with great skill, aided by Monroe’s sympathetic performance, an ominous electronic score and sweeping outdoor photography – like Jay, you’ll be nervously looking for ‘it’ at every moment!

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Interview: Maika Monroe on playing Jay in arresting horror film It Follows

17 Feb 2015

Maika Monroe talks about her role in the excellent new slasher

Maika Monroe’s first experience of the film industry came when she was plucked from her dance class at the age of 13 to appear in a horror film as an extra. The now 21-year-old actress managed to persuade Bad Blood’s director to give her one line after…

It Follows

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London Film Festival: David Robert Mitchell offers his twist on the slasher film and it's a ripper

David Robert Mitchell continues his visually arresting exploration of teen life with a horror film that recalls John Carpenter’s Halloween but puts its own unique spin on the slasher film. The same leafy streets of suburban Michigan in which Mitchell…

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