It Follows

Saturday, March 30 - Thursday, April 4, 2024

Introduction by Caryn Coleman of The Future of Film is Female on Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 p.m.!

“IT FOLLOWS morphs the old slasher trope of “the perils of teenage sex” into something more sinister and immediate for a new generation of horror audiences. In the role that made her a “final girl” for this new generation, Maika Monroe’s Jay is at the center of the shape-shifting curse, both working to escape her certain death and warn others about its real danger. At first a sullen teen, she transforms into a person who will ultimately survive as this supernatural journey is thrust upon her.

Fresh out of high school, Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend for the first time, only to discover he’s purposefully passed a fatal curse to her in order to get it away from himself. The real terror of this curse, besides the implicit betrayal by someone they’ve been intimate with, is that Death comes for its victim in the shape of a stranger…or a friend. David Robert Mitchell’s sophomore feature explores the danger of being an adolescent in the world, with external threats and internal pressures, as the specter of adulthood lures its carefree victims. With the increasing, ever-present threat teenagers experience at the hands of those they know best, or not at all, the horror of growing up in the United States is on full display.” – Caryn Coleman

Screening as part of Shadows of Change: Women and Horror in 2014, programmed by Caryn Coleman and co-presented by The Future of Film is Female

  • Country USA
  • Year 2014
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Director David Robert Mitchell
  • Cast Maika Monroe, Jake Weary, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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