The movie is being released in a limited capacity today.. but that doesn’t matter to reviewers and fans of horror. The film has attracted untold amounts of attention through intelligent social media buzz and positive reviews–the film is boasting a near 100% rating on ROTTEN TOMATOES. Those types of things don’t happen too often..
Here’s a wrap of some of the reviews for the film that seem readable:
A VOX review is calling it the scariest movie in years.. “This is a movie you need to see right now.”
A THE WEEK review calls it a mesmerizing ‘coming of age’ movie” “The sense of unease is buoyed by Rich Vreeland’s terrific, pulsing score, which recalls John Carpenter’s unforgettable work for Halloween”
SALON: An instant horror classic about the dark side of teen sex: “There are distorted but obvious images of several real-world issues in “It Follows,” including acquaintance rape, teen suicide and mental illness, but you can’t boil the movie down to any of those things any more than to a metaphorical treatment of Detroit’s social and racial divide.”
i09: Proof that horror movies don’t have to be dumb to scare you: ” It offers an unpredictability that’s become increasingly rare in horror. For that alone (and for not being a sequel, a remake, a found-footage extravaganza, or gratuitously gory) It Follows deserves high praise. This movie is absolutely one of the year’s must-see horror films.”
Entertainment WEEKLY praises: “Even with its flaws, though, It Follows is a dizzyingly tense and creepy workout. Oh, and I almost forgot… Hey kids, don’t have sex!”
There aren’t currently too many theaters showing it. I have a feeling word of mouth will create demand.. and create a sensation. It will be the sleeper hit of 2015.