“It Follows” Review

0 comments, 20/04/2015, by , in At-a-glance, Entertainment

Beautiful and undeniably creepy, “It Follows” tells a compelling and story that’s sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Maika Monroe as Jay Height

The film follows 19-year-old Jay Height who goes to college and hangs out with her friends in the suburbs of Detroit. She’s been seeing this new guy Hugh, played by Jake Weary. She and Hugh go on a couple of dates, and one of them ends with a sexual encounter in the back of Hugh’s car. That’s when the scary really starts. Jay starts being followed by something that everyone begins to refer to as “It.” It takes the form of different people from strangers to close friends and follows Jay around, just walks toward her expressionless. Jay, understandably, is terrified and she turns to her friends and tries to find a way to get rid of It.

Jay is played by Maika Monroe. Monroe played Anna Peterson in “Guest” and Mandy in “Labor Day,” but this is her first lead role. Monroe gives a stellar performance and is able to perfectly convey an array of emotions through a single expression. Lili Sepe perfectly plays Kelly, Jay’s younger sister, who is concerned and caring, but also undeniably tough. Keir Gilchrist plays Paul, Jay’s shy but fiercely loyal friend, really well, effectively expressing the wide range of emotions Paul goes through throughout the film.

The film is visually stunning. There is a lot to of wide shots and attention to detail. These unique shots combined with music set the tone of the movie perfectly. When it comes to creating a sense of suspense, this movie is exceptional.

Great actors, an engrossing story, and pretty cinematography makes “It Follows” a five-star movie. Showing at Cinemark 20, Basset Place, The Grand 10, Carmike 16, and Cinemark West.

By Sienna Mata

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