One of the most thoroughly terrifying and critically-acclaimed horror films of the new millennium – currently standing at a stellar 97% Rotten Tomato rating – David Robert Mitchell’s 2015 horror film It Follows returns to The Frida!
A clever, original, and unsettling film that works effectively on multiple levels, It Follows stars Maika Monroe Jay, a carefree teenager who finds herself in a nightmarish situation after she sleeps with her new boyfriend Hugh for the first time. It turns out Hue had much more than pleasure on his mind; after they have sex, he tells her she is now the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse, wherein a murderous entity will continue to follow you, in the shape of both friends and strangers like, until it finally catches up… Banding together with a group of friends, Jay sets out to elude the specter long enough to figure out her options, as the dark entity continues its ceaseless journey towards its sole destination.
Winner of over two dozen international awards, and already a film that is highly cited in countless Best of lists, It Follows is horror cinema at its best – simultaneously simple and layered, evocative and original, consistently eerie and brimming with dread, and lingering under the skin far past the last frame.
Tuesday, June 26 – 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 8pm, 10pm
Wednesday, June 27 – 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 8pm, 10pm
Thursday, June 28 – 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm
“It’s a testament to how scary a movie It Follows is that for days after watching it, you walk around thinking up survival plans – should you hide, stay on the move forever, pass the haunting on to someone else?” – Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed News
“Writer/director David Robert Mitchell forms a provocative filmic world of slowly unfolding secrets, creating a highly disturbing, highly recommended nightmare. Score: 4/4.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Writer-director David Robert Mitchell has clearly studied up on John Carpenter – but Mitchell has his own twisted gift for letting atmosphere help define character. It Follows creeps you out big-time.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone