Saturday, 25 February 2017

Freeview film of the day : saturday 25th of February

It Follows (2014 96mins.) [Film4 11.15pm &+1]

A university student discovers her boyfriend has passed a curse onto her after they sleep together for the first time. It results in her being stalked by a supernatural menace that always seems to be one step behind. Can she and her friends find a way to get rid of it before it finally catches up with her? Horror, starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi.

Terrific ghost story/psychological horror that seems to draw its inspiration from the Japanese horror tradition and then mix it with the creepy style first used by John Carpenter in his 1978 classic Halloween.

There's no ultra-gory murders or dismemberment- all the "horror" comes from the seemingly unstoppable and relentless nameless thing that pursues its young victims - and this 'monster' is brilliantly used to build a genuinely disquieting tone through the film.

Superbly directed by David Robert Mitchell and with a terrifically strong female lead (Maika Monroe is excellent); the film also makes great use of its setting amid the urban decay of contemporary Detroit.

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