It Follows
First screened in September 2014 / Most recently screened in April 2015
Director: David Robert Mitchell. Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Lili Sepe, Bailey Spry, Olivia Luccardi, Ruby Harris, Debbie Williams. Screenplay: David Robert Mitchell.

Twitter Capsule: Seat-gripping horror that swiftly sets out tricky conceit; sustains it well, with welcome humor and mystery. Ace score.

Second Capsule: Only Lovers Marked for Death. Style, morality, and characterization only deepen on second pass. Still tons of fun.

Third Capsule: Twice in two days is possibly excessive but the ingenuity of shooting and cutting rewards even that level of scrutiny.

VOR:   Moving into horror from totally different starting-points is hard. Blending frights and jokes is hard. Making a scary movie that's beautiful, inventive, genre-savvy, and socially resonant is hard.

Photo © 2014 RADiUS-TWC/Animal Kingdom/Northern Lights Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in September 2014: B+)

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