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.

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