Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It Follows Movie Review






It Follows is a 2014 horror movie directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Maika Monroe,Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto and Jake Weary.


The movie begins with a girl running out of a house. Her dad asks her what is wrong. She drives off and ends up at the beach. She calls her family and she tells them that she loves them. The next day, she is found dead on the beach. A girl called Jay(Monroe) is at the cinema with her new boyfriend, Hugh(Weary). He says that he an see a woman but there is nobody there. Afterwards, they have sex in his car and he drugs her. She wakes up in a deserted place, tied to a chair. He tells her that something is going to follow her. He tells her that she will need to have sex with someone to pass it on to them. He brings her home.


She calls the cops and they come but they can't find Hugh. Jay sees a woman outside the window. She is spooked. The woman is coming after her. Jay tells her sister what happened. Her sister and friend Paul(Keir Gilchrist) stay with her to make sure she is okay. The window gets broken but there is nobody there. Jay looks around the house. She sees a girl walking towards her. She thinks that she is going crazy. She sees a strange man in the house and she runs off. She and her friends drive around. They go to an old run down house. Jay goes to school and she sees a picture of Hugh in the yearbook. His real name is Jeff. She goes to his house. He tells her that 'it' is following her. He says that it is not done with him yet. He tells her that he picked up the curse from a girl in a bar.


Jay and her friends go to a place away from the city to hide from 'it'. While they are there, something pulls at Jay. Nobody else can see it. She gets a gun and shoots at it but she can't kill it. She sees more people coming. She jumps into the car and drives off but ends up crashing and going to hospital. Jay has sex with her friend Greg. He doesn't see anything following him at first. But, at night he walks around. He goes to his house and breaks the window with a rock. He goes into his room and it goes into his mother who proceeds to kill him. The group want to set up a trap for the evil it. They go to the local swimming pool and fill it with electrical appliances hoping to kill it. Jay gets into the pool and lures it in. Their plan doesn't work but Paul ends up shooting it in the head and seemingly killing it. Afterward, Jay and Paul have sex and walk off together. There is someone behind them but we don't know if it is the evil come back.


I didn't love this movie at all. It started well and I liked the beginning but as it went on, it slowed right down. There were some parts in it that were creepy, but it wasn't really for me.
I thought that the movie wasn't very scary on the whole and that it was very slow in parts. There wasn't enough happening for me. So, all in all, this was an okay movie with just enough to keep me watching, but I would not watch it again. I will give it a 5/10.



8 comments:

MHS Josh said...

Fair review. It was pretty slow!

Susan Leighton said...

Good review. I am a fan of this film because it is psychological horror. It is a slow burn & I am into that.

Amanda said...

Thanks Susan, I get why you would like it if you are into the slower paced movies. I am not really a big fan of that. I find that it can be a little tedious sometimes and this was one of those times. I understand that people love this movie and that is great. I just didn't find it very enjoyable but each to their own, I say!

Amanda said...

Thanks, Josh. I wanted to be honest with this one. I know that a lot of people like it but it just wasn't for me. I got bored to be honest because I was waiting for something scary to happen and it never did. I wanted to like this and I was really disappointed when I realised that the movie was just short on scares.

John Nada said...

My daughter had almost the same thing to say about this film. I have it in my que to watch I just haven't sat down to do so. Thank you for the review Jigsaw I appreciate all your hard work.

Amanda said...

Thanks John. It is worth a look I guess and I had wanted to see it for a while. It was a disappointment for me unfortunately but a lot of people seem to have enjoyed it.

Tony Briley said...

I'm in your corner on this one, the beginning and ending I enjoyed but the middle seemed to drag out for me. Maybe because it just wasn't drawing me in like it was supposed to. Fair review for your opinion of it. Others seem to like it more and that's why one size will never fit all.

Amanda said...

I just couldn't like this movie very much. I wanted to, but it was just devoid of scares and it didn't frighten me one bit I found it dull which was a shame as I had heard good things about it. I guess I am one of those who just didn't find it that great.

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