Monday, 8 June 2015

It Follows

This is what great cinema can do to you. At the beginning of this wonderful and disturbing film there’s a scene where a teacher reads out The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock to the class. As ever, it sounds phenomenal (I’m afraid I will never grow tired of it). But then something terrifying starts happening, and watch the tone of the poem go tense and morbid – if not unsettling. Suddenly, T.S. Eliot’s eloquence is pure relentless horror.  

Whereas five seconds ago… 

A great horror film does not necessarily mean a great film, but It Follows manages that with ease.