Have you ever watched a film and knew after the opening scene you were in for a truly special experience? It Follows had an opening scene like that and the rest of the film was only up from there. It Follows is a defying horror film of the last decade. Its metaphorical storytelling and truly haunting premise have led to a horror film that has stuck with me since I first saw it. The way the camera moves, the way it makes you fear anyone walking towards our main character and the metaphor of the monster being an STD. It Follows delves into fantasy but bases its ideas and fears in reality. In my opinion, the thing that scares me the most is something that could happen to me, and It Follows hits that sweet spot. Disasterpiece’s soundtrack is incredible, the music has this 80’s arcade aesthetic to it while also feeling menacing and modern. The main theme just kind of slaps and it is such an effective song that I have it in my music library. David Robert Mitchell wrote and directed a truly great film that showcased how incredible of a director he is and only honed with his follow-up film Under the Silver Lake.
It follows is great so it is awesome to say that Second Sight might have released the most definitive release of this modern classic. Filled with a ton of new interviews with the likes of actors Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi to composer Rich Vreeland also known as Disasterpiece. If you were lucky enough to get the 4K limited edition set you also get the incredible 150-page book with new essays by Anne Billson, Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Eugenio Ercolani, Matt Glasby, Kat Hughes, Jennie Kermode and Katie Rife. This release is truly excellent and worth the asking price for this release. It’s a step up from the original release and a worthy upgrade for any collector and film lover.
Written By Robert Drever