Director: David Robert Mitchell
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi
For the Halloween purists out there, the modern phenomenon of sexy costumes can be kind of a drag (besides, you know, the obvious ~inconvenience~ that is the sexism usually involved in the same.) In fact, sex in general is usually totally antithetical to most horror movies, because as we all know whoever has sex first will also always die first. But there is a better way to mix up sex and Halloween in a way that doesn’t involve sexism or certain death, and It Follows is a great start. That’s because in this psychological horror film, the “monster,” which presents as an omnipresent, all-knowing, physical manifestation of death itself, is spread through—of all things—sex. The result is a totally novel and intelligent modern horror movie, with dedicated performances and truly horrifying premises.