Reviewed by Michael Dalton
So the day after I saw It Follows, I ran into a fellow film critic and asked him if he’d seen it yet. Rolling his eyes he said no. Of course, it’s from the genre few critics ever pay much heed to but those critics would do well to look past their dusty old attitudes and scoot along. Creepy, thrilling, and deliciously tense, and even with the derivative elements that sit comfortably on the fringes (fans of John Carpenter’s Halloween will spot an uncanny resemblance), director and writer David Robert Mitchell declares this terrain his own. I can’t remember any other horror film in recent years that drew me so far in. Fans of gore and dismembered limbs will be sniffing dismissively because aside from the aftermath of a murder (a beautiful shot it must be said), It Follows is designed for sleepless nights, not upset stomachs.