I can barely contain my excitement for It Follows, the horror sensation of last years festival circuit, and here in the UK we have just two weeks to wait for the film to arrive.
To continue to build on its frightening reputation, two new UK TV spots have been released, both as terrifying as each other, and they are guaranteed to have horror fans frothing at the mouth.
It’s been a while since we had a genuinely inventive and original horror film that made it to mainstream cinemas, so this is all the more reason to go and see it and support horror in cinemas, for this could very well be one of the years best!
You can read our review here.
The movie, 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.
Labelled as “…suspenseful, atmospheric and spine-tingling horror cinema which nods at the masters… striking, sensitive and utterly disturbing” 5* by THE LIST, IT FOLLOWS will be released in the UK and Ireland on 27th February 2015.