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It Follows (2014)

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A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bailey Spry Bailey Spry ... Annie
Carollette Phillips ... Woman with Groceries
Loren Bass Loren Bass ... Annie's Father
Keir Gilchrist ... Paul
Maika Monroe ... Jay Height
Lili Sepe ... Kelly Height
Charles Gertner Charles Gertner ... Neighbor Boy
Debbie Williams ... Mrs. Height (as Deborah Williams)
Olivia Luccardi ... Yara
Jake Weary ... Hugh / Jeff
Daniel Zovatto ... Greg Hannigan
Ruby Harris ... Mrs. Redmond
Leisa Pulido ... Mrs. Hannigan
D.J. Oliver D.J. Oliver ... Police Officer (as DJ Oliver)
Linda Boston ... Teacher (as Linda B. Boston-Gilbert)
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Storyline

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind. Written by Jose Tamayo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It doesn't think. It doesn't feel. It doesn't give up.

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Follows See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,089, 15 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,673,301, 21 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,100,000, 4 April 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A total of eleven actors has portrayed It or The Entity onscreen. In chronological order, the actors who show up in appearance as the creature are Ruby Harris, Ingrid Mortimer, Alexyss Spradlin, Mike Lanier, Olivia Luccardi, Charles Gertner, Bailey Spry, Daniel Zovatto, Leisa Pulido, Don Hails, and Ele Bardha. See more »

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In setting up the items to be pushed into the pool, they plug some of them into a surge suppressor, which would actually prevent those items from causing a shock. See more »

Quotes

Hugh: It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you.
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There are no opening credits at all, and the title does not appear on-screen until the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The volume level of the music was substantially louder in the theatrical version than in the 2015 Blu-Ray and DVD release. See more »

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Weapons of Velvet
Written and Performed by Dan Cantrell
Courtesy of Dan Cantrell
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An Advanced Teenage Horror Film: Expertly-Crafted, Psycho-Sexual Drama
24 January 2015 | by SLUGMagazineFilmsSee all my reviews

David Robert Mitchell's It Follows cannily takes the torrential world of the contemporary American teenager and uses it to bring the horror film back to its visceral roots—those dirty little tendrils that obscure the collective fears of our modern society. Today's teenagers live in a bigger, more accessible world — a world in which the idea of the masked bogeyman lurking in the backseat has become clichéd to the point of being used as a Geico commercial. This is a truth that Mitchell understands completely, and his dissection of the paranoia and emotional detachment that plagues our suburbs is the genesis of this fresh interpretation of the horror genre. Following a sexual encounter with an older man, Jay (Maika Monroe) finds that she is being followed by a malevolent entity that will only leave her alone if she sleeps with someone else. This terrifying scenario throws Jay and her friends into a nightmarish game of trying to keep one step ahead of the relentless creature. Cinematographer Michael Gioulakis captures the unyielding dread that permeates the narrative with wide shots that evoke the eerie perspective of a hunter stalking its prey. It Follows feels like a natural progression of the teenage horror film—one that uses the complexity of today's young people as a canvas for some expertly-crafted, psycho-sexual drama.


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