Firstly, I'd like to apologise for my long absence - I was at DofE and other events that didn't allow me access to a keyboard and monitor to write these reviews. But I'm back now and hope to provide a reliable stream of reviews and news in the future!
|Maika Monroe showcases a nice piece of cinematography|
Where is the substance then? Well, its really in the execution. For a start, the cast is terrific - first up we have Maika Monroe, whose appearance in the Guest suggests a brand new scream-queen in Hollywood. She brilliantly plays the 'last virgin' archetype, and exudes the charisma of traditional female roles in horror movies (for instance, Halloween). She is joined by a plethora of supporting characters (all teens, of course) who form the merry gang to solve the mystery; well, almost.
|Halloween atmosphere - teens working together to solve the case.|
However, the score is one thing we can all agree is absolutely perfect. Disasterpeace crafts a synth masterpiece akin to Carpenters in Halloween and it just feels so perfect. As much as I love the other aspects of the film, I feel as if the soundtrack is the glue and without it, Mitchell wouldn't have such a great piece. At points (If you're interested, look out for when the kids approach the pool) it transcends the filmography entirely and translates into spine chills with its pure excellence.
|Haunted house? Urban decay in It Follows|
So, to conclude, 'It Follows' looks awesome, sounds awesome, and has an edge - although it may be a bit lost on some who are less literate in horror filmography.
|It Follows gets 4 stars!|