Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Simon Crust, Jul 3, 2015.
A modern horror film that does everything right, making it genuinely scary.
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Loved this movie.
Foolishly believed the hype about this great new horror and how wrong was i . Terribly slow, cliched teens doing the same things over and over again and maybe 1 jump scare if i remember right. Nothing new or original or even remotely scary. Seen better on The Horror Channel tbh. If this is the way modern horror is going then we are in more trouble than i thought. A very generous 3/10
I also loved this film.
I like most Horror, as long as the plots not to bad and the acting is ok!
I think this is head and shoulders above any of the modern Horrors out there.
I agree with Wookie, and am a complete pussy when it comes to horror....
For those that have seen both, is this better/worse than the Babadook (the other supposedly great horror people were raving about recently)?
I thought it was very similar to Badabook and i'd give both 6/10, neither very scary more creepy than anything
Very different films, I thought Babadook was good, It Follows pretty average.
The Bada-book? Multi-pass!
No, the Babadook!
Right I'll skip Bluray and wait for Sky Movies then...
There is no denying Babadook is very good, but it is more of a traditional ghost/horror story - It Follows has far more going on and I'd put 'it' first every time
Babadook is the better film overall but like It Follows is vastly over-rated. Worth watching once but no replay value at all. Horror fans get a raw deal these days, no doubt about that.
Thought they were both crap. Babadook is a film of two halfs. The first half was very creepy, the second half....
Just seen it and really liked it. It had a very 'retro' feel thanks to the soundtrack and cinematography, and it eschewed special effects in favour of just telling the story. Some might find the ending unsatisfying though. I'd have liked to find out what 'it' was. 8/10
Apparently that is what the sequel is going to be. Tracking down "it".
I watched this the other night and while it was I suppose a less predictable ending, I feel the film would have worked better if the Babadook had
just been her all along - particularly as the film lets us know she is a writer. The natural conclusion is that she wrote The Babadook herself, and the whole thing was in her head.
It felt to me like the writer/director gave us that ending in an attempt to subvert the genre a bit, but IMO this is a film that didn't need any subverting - it could have played out really well as a straightforward
"woman driven insane through grief"
story. Still, I agree with your rating - despite being slightly disappointed in the ending, I found this film did a great job of building suspense and was well worth a watch.
I agree with you, but you we're actually quoting my view of It Follows (not The Babadook) .
Oops, did a search for The Babadook and clicked to respond without realising - thought I was replying in the "What did you watch last night?" thread. Cheers lads.
Saw this tonight on Netflix, surprisingly a very well made. Great cinematography, retro 80's soundtrack and quite an original premises. There were a few very good jump scares, really recommend this for a creepy night in.
I honestly thought that It Follows was a very good horror film with superb acting, great dread and atmosphere and a very clever premise, unlike It Comes At Night, what a terrible sequel
I thought It Follows was absolute cack, really enjoyed It Comes At Night though and found it a much more clever piece of filmmaking.
I had to say I did see a spoiler of the film after I read a post thinking it was an other and looking up the stars and found
it one of those films where the main character's manage to kill the thing that's be the antagonist thought the film only in the last few second it shows they haven't. I cant see me watching this film anytime soon.
Garrett er, your spoiler sorta kinda doesn't make sense to me.
Oh my mind corrected the typos I see what you mean. Good film, didn't love it.
One of the best horrors in years. Prefer this to the wham bam thank you James wan style of scary movies.
I'm happy to admit to being a fan as well. Its the concept of 'it' that's disquieting, not the immediate scares. I also thought it was stylishly done and had a vaguely dreamlike quality to it. No problems with it at all.
Watched this again the other night, there's something really special about this film, it makes you feel really uneasy.
Just as good second viewing, if not better.
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