There’s no question that David Robert Mitchell’s impressive horror, It Follows, is one of the best horror films of the year. The film did have a slightly retro vibe to it, and now The Playback Collective have put together a really cool 80’s style trailer for the film, and it wouldn’t feel out of place as a Grindhouse trailer either.
Here’s what was said about the awesome trailer:
What if Lucio Fulci had gotten a hold of the script for ‘It Follows’? Wouldn’t that been awesome? So I headed back to my Brooke Shields poster filled room not listening to what mom and dad had to say about me watching THOSE horror movies, warning me once again not to listen to Whitesnake, of course I didn’t listen. I blasted my stereo, turned on my 1981 IBM PC and did my best create something totally rad that people would enjoy.
Paying homage to the greatest 80’s horror trailers out there this quick cut will make your blood run cold!
It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell (“The Myth of the American Sleepover”) from his own script, centres on a teenager plagued by disturbing visions and the inescapable sense that something is following her after a sexual encounter.
Financed by Animal Kingdom and Northern Lights, the film was produced by Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, Mitchell, David Kaplan and Erik Rommesmo. The cast includes Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi (“Girls”) and Lili Sepe.
After a date and seemingly innocent sexual encounter, 19-year-old Jay is left with an inescapable sense that someone, or something is following her. Jay and her friends team up to try and find ways escape the traumatising horrors that are always right behind them.
The breakout film from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, It Follows is a suspenseful, beautifully shot, horror film that takes old, tired horror clichés and puts a smart, culturally relevant spin on them whilst maintaining a timeless class that the horror genre hasn’t seen for a long time. Teen sex, suburbia, murder, and nightmarish demons all take on a new layer of substance and style. Writer/Director David Robert Mitchell reminds us why these horror fundamentals are used so often and shows his peers how it’s done.