It Follows (2015)

As the year starts to wind down, it is definitely nice to be back in the swing of watching horror and blogging again. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the interaction of the softball season, but I missed writing and watching movies. As I continue to dive into all that I missed, it was nice find a solid array of low budget entries. One of the better movies from 2015 is It Follows.

Plot/ For nineteen-year-old Jay, autumn should be about school, boys, and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, which seem to be only a few steps behind.

It has been some time since a movie came out that truly inspired memory of the classic horror films of the 1970s and 1980s. This flick is definitely one that embraced the psychological horror of that time and created something awesome out of an extremely simple construct. There is so much to like in this one between the outstanding cinematography, the heavy atmosphere, and detailed characters that fit together within the confines of the storyline. Yes, there were some uneven moments and even a few jump scared thrown in, but those were definitely easy to overlook when you are immersed in the darkness of the film. In the end, this one is an outstanding example of low budget horror and one of the better movies of 2015. If you have not seen it, you are seriously missing out. Check it out!


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