And this movie pulls that idea off almost flawlessly.
The only thing I don't like about the film is that 'The It' is basically a sexually transmitted infection. When you have sex, you pass the it on to that person. It then begins to follow them. Once that person has been killed, it's believed that it goes back to the previous person and so on and so forth.
The rules haven't been made fully clear though and the director states the only rules we get are what we are told in the film and are only what the character knows, therefore they could be incorrect.
Other than the whole having sex angle and the film obviously being a giant half metaphor for unsafe sex, it's a funny, horrific, amazing movie which shows what would be truly terrifying in real life.
I just love how it tries a more subtle way of scaring you instead of straight forward jump scares. Except for once, which didn't make me jump.
Also how it adds depth to the characters and story, making the perfect example of what an out of place horror should be. But with an all new type of suspense and atmosphere, one I can happily say I've never experienced while watching any other film.
The actors are great, the writing and directing are great, and the score is beautifully haunting, reminiscent of early John Carpenter.
If David Robert Mitchell sticks to the horror genre, he could easily be the next John Carpenter as it isn't only the score where the similarities exist.
I'm looking forward to his next film and I'm pretty sure he's stated there's to be a sequel to It Follows, which I'm certain will be just as amazing as the first.
A well earned
I wanted to begin the film again as soon as the credits began to roll.
I can't wait to own this film on Blu-Ray. It's easily become one of my top five movies. You can pre-order by clicking here.