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It Follows (2014)

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A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bailey Spry Bailey Spry ... Annie
Carollette Phillips ... Woman with Groceries
Loren Bass Loren Bass ... Annie's Father
Keir Gilchrist ... Paul
Maika Monroe ... Jay Height
Lili Sepe ... Kelly Height
Charles Gertner Charles Gertner ... Neighbor Boy
Debbie Williams ... Mrs. Height (as Deborah Williams)
Olivia Luccardi ... Yara
Jake Weary ... Hugh / Jeff
Daniel Zovatto ... Greg Hannigan
Ruby Harris ... Mrs. Redmond
Leisa Pulido ... Mrs. Hannigan
D.J. Oliver D.J. Oliver ... Police Officer (as DJ Oliver)
Linda Boston ... Teacher (as Linda B. Boston-Gilbert)
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Storyline

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind. Written by Jose Tamayo

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It doesn't think. It doesn't feel. It doesn't give up.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Follows See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,089, 15 March 2015

Gross USA:

$14,674,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,528,593
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Disasterpeace: composer of the soundtrack; plays the announcer in the high school where Jay is searching for Hugh. See more »

Goofs

At 57 minutes, when Jay is practicing firing the revolver, the revolving cylinder holding the rounds never revolves to put a fresh round in front of the firing pin. See more »

Quotes

Yara: When I was a little girl my parents would not allow me to go south of 8th mile. And I did not even know what that meant until I got a little older. And I started realizing that. That was where the city started and the suburbs ended. And I used to think about how shitty and weird was that. I mean I had to ask permission to go to the state fair with my best friend and her parents only because it was a few blocks past the border.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits at all, and the title does not appear on-screen until the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The volume level of the music was substantially louder in the theatrical version than in the 2015 Blu-Ray and DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

Exotating
Written by Franklin Randall Hare & Loren A. Robinson
Performed by Metal Sky Craz
Courtesy of Franklin Randall Hare
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A solid film
2 April 2015 | by geddyneilalex28See all my reviews

While I am not sure this film is as advertised, "the best horror film in a decade," or how one would measure such a thing, my wife and I both enjoyed (I am not sure that is the right word) this film very much.

I think too often people confuse horror with slasher. Now, I am all about a nice Friday the 13th marathon, or the original Texas Chainsaw massacre, or even Halloween (1978 version), but these are not so much horror as slasher films. I think the distinction is important before one even begins to determine how they feel about a movie. Same thing with people who conflate a thriller like say, North By Northwest (a little old school, but hopefully you take my point) with a horror film. As my wife and I sat in the car trying to find the right adjective to describe this film, we landed on disturbing. The music was freaky, the concept of being pursed endlessly, any statement of sexual promiscuity the filmmaker might be trying to make, was all disturbing in our minds.

I would place this film with movies like Sinister, which my wife and I also "enjoyed;" best seen on a big screen with a massive tub of popcorn, holding the wife close.

I get that some people hate it; somebody always hates a film, song, TV show, play, book etc, while others think it is a perfect 10. For us, it was disturbing, and great way to spend about 90 minutes.


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