Parents' Guide to

It Follows

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Masterful, mature horror movie deals with teen sex.

Movie R 2015 100 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

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With his sophomore feature, writer-director David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover) has created an honest-to-goodness horror masterpiece. It draws from classical influences, mainly Halloween and The Thing, but it feels startlingly fresh. It's been a long time since horror fans were treated to a movie that used widescreen cinematography, physical locations (the Detroit area), and three-dimensional space in such a haunting way; this is the opposite of the usual shaky-cam, "found footage" stuff that currently dominates the genre.

Moreover, IT FOLLOWS delves into extremely primal themes, specifically the confusing, conflicting way that sex ushers teens into adulthood. Mitchell goes a step further by using water as a creepily fascinating metaphor, while the truly frightening musical score by Rich Vreeland (a.k.a. "Disasterpiece") goes to work on your nerves. It Follows is both scary enough to please horror fans and deep enough to inspire term papers.

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