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It Follows

Joshua Grimm

Abstract

Amid a recent resurgence in horror films, David Robert Mitchell's It Follows stands out as a particularly bold entry, a horror fan's dream come true that sparked a renewed creativity. Pulling a robust 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, It Follows was hailed as a “teen movie you've never seen before”, a “creepy, mesmerizing exercise in minimalist horror”, “the best horror film in years”, and simply, “so damn good.” Mitchell uses a variety of approaches to reinvent genre bromides while simultaneously embracing and challenging tropes that audiences and filmmakers rely on a little too heavily. It Foll ... More

Keywords: It Follows, horror films, David Robert Mitchell, teen movie, horror movie

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325581
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325581.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Grimm, author
Louisiana State University