Klara Spencer and José Arroyo on It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, US, 2015)

In this podcast  José and I discuss the 2014 horror film It Follows (David Robert Mitchell) and its place in horror cinema.

We debate what the film is trying to say and the message that it is trying to get across to its viewers. Does It Follows simply demonises teenage sex, parents, and the American dream or does Mitchell have different intentions?

The unique camera angles, the ‘retro-esque’ music and the lurking sense that someone or something is always there simply adds to the dread and terror that Mitchell has created.

We also talk about the power of horror cinema, especially contemporary horror and its ability to provide social commentary. Films such as Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017), Would You Rather (David Guy Levy, 2012) and Don’t Breathe (Fede Álvarez, 2016) come into the conversation as well as classics such as Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978) and Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976),  that It Follows seemingly pays tribute too.

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