It Follows (Blu-ray release 2015-7-14) gained widespread praise. It’s an unusual horror story involving a simple idea: sexually transmitted haunting – it reminds me of the Japanese horror classic Ring (1998) in which a videotape is spread and people who watch it die.
This movie is filled with dread and tension almost from start to finish. However, in my book it’s still a one-trick pony, however well executed it may be. The climax does not make much sense to me, since it depends on a weapon that has already been shown to be ineffective. So I’m not excited about it. I may like it more if it has closure and some kind of explanation. I hate open endings.