IT FOLLOWS is an instant classic.

For 19-year-old Jay (Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her.

Have you seen this one yet? If not, what are you waiting for? This is the year’s best Horror movie. It’s this year’s THE BABADOOK. Genuinely scary, with smart acting, stylish production values, and a fantastic, retro-80s-groovin’ score that serves as the backdrop to the mounting tension and sense of dread, it has everything required to make a successful genre masterpiece. Have I sold you on it yet?

So what’s it about? It’s kinda hard to describe. Yeah, you may have heard that “it” is a sort of supernatural STD, that the movie is essentially THE RING, only instead of a VHS tape passing along the “curse” it is transferred through sex. That’s just the CLIFF’S NOTES version, though, the dumbed-down synopsis for the kind of transient fans who enjoy, say, HOSTEL part 15, who like their Horror in the form of cheap jump scares, with cardboard-thin characters menaced by some clichéd slasher or played-out phantom; the kind of fans who may find the movie a little slow at first. But if you dig intelligent, subtle, well-crafted stories with an inexorable sense of impending doom, this one’s for you. “It” will follow you around long after you’ve finished watching the film. And that’s a good thing.


By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of Evil Cheez Productions ( - - specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. And he really likes vampires and werewolves. Like, a LOT.

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