A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.
Okay, so don’t waste your money. When it comes out for free on Netflix, you have zero movies left in your queue, and you want to waste a little under 2 hours, then, and only then, watch this movie.
I actually thought Maika Monroe did a good job with what she had to work with. The concept of the movie is pretty good but it just didn’t come together. Lots of holes, lots of empty pockets, just…not good.
I was one of 2 people watching the movie. Granted, it was a 1:25pm showing on Tuesday. Therefore, the number of people, or lack there of, didn’t bother me at all. I saw it at the Cinebarre in Thornton. I’ve been to Cinebarre in Louisville, CO but that was my first, and last time visiting that theater. From the entrance of the building to the theater is long, dark, dreary and depressing walk. The walls have amazing movie posters but that’s it. I had a very friendly woman at the bar selling the tickets, she even swapped me her ink for my marker pen. I’m left handed so I hate marker pens. My server, Darbi, was also super friendly and super nice. The ladies room smelled 1 step better than a porta potty. My theater was #6. It’s right beyond the kitchen. The kitchen smelled like, I don’t know, really old grease or something weird. But, back to the movie!
My first thought, within the first few seconds of the start of the film was, “take your heels off to run”. Second thought? “You’re parked so far onto the beach that you can’t see the road. You’ve walked numerous feet beyond your car and you’re sitting in the sand, talking on your phone, and you still have those heels on?” Stupid thoughts to have? Yeah, probably, but my mind never really shuts up.
We start finding out how this story pans out when Jay and Hugh (aka Jeff) are in the ticket line at a movie theater. She want to play “Trade Game”. Trade game is where you scan a crowd of people and pick out who you would like to trade places with. The person you’re playing with gets 2 guesses to figure out who you chose and why. When Hugh points to the girl he thinks Jay would trade places with, Jay can’t see her.
The 2 have sex a couple of scenes later. We find out that when “It’s Following” you, you pass it one to someone else through sex. Huh? Like an STD? If what follows you kills you, it goes back to the person that gave it to you and tries to kill them. It goes back to killing as far back as the those still living goes.
I like doing movies where I can find out, and post, if addresses are real, if the murders discussed were real, etc. Nothing like that in this movie for me to do. It was shot in and around Detroit.
One thing I did like about this movie was that it didn’t try to shock you. So many new horror movies just go for shock factor. This didn’t have anything like that and it felt a bit more like a throwback movie. The cinematography was really cool. I’ve read other reviews and I see that I’m pretty much alone on disliking the movie. If I was 14 – 18, I think I would have liked it more. It just didn’t feel like it had much depth. The acting was good, the cinematography was great, the music was so-so, the plot was good just not well put together.
For me? 3 stars out of 10.