‘It Follows’ – Michigan Horror Movies for Halloween #1
It's my favorite month of the year, because Halloween! Who doesn't love Halloween? It's the most fun, not only because of Trick or Treating and candy, but because the movies for Halloween are the best! There are a lot of scary movies to watch, and I've found a bunch either made in Michigan, or set in this state. First up: It Follows.
The movie was filmed, and set, in Detroit.
If you haven't seen it, here's the brief idea of the movie:
A girl sleeps with the guy she's been dating, and right after, he knocks her out, and she wakes up tied to a chair. The guy begins to explain (sort of) the rest of the movie. Something will be walking toward her from now on, and she can't let it get her, or she'll die, and then the thing will go after the person who latched it onto her...which would be the toolbag boyfriend.
The only way to escape the evil thing, is to sleep with someone else, and tell them, so they can pass it on.
Meanwhile, a naked woman is walking toward them. Why a naked woman? Why the hell not? Apparently, the thing can look like anyone, and only the person it's coming for can see it.
Sounds like a pretty cool idea, right?
The acting could be better, and some of the plot points are kind of awkward, but it's an interesting idea. The music is pretty flashback John Carpenter-style, too.
Enjoy this Detroit-shot movie this Halloween, and be on the lookout for more Michigan horror this October, as I'll be posting more all month long!