Two horror movies I will definitely be checking out. The first is Muck, which follows a group of rather attractive kids trapped between two evils, forcing them to fight or die. It has a very post-Scream feel to it, with the self-aware twenty-somethings spouting hilariously meta commentary on the horrors they find. Spoiler Alert (from the trailer) EVERYONE. DIES.
Fun, right? The second is the intriguing minimalist horror/social commentary flick It Follows.
The premise of It Follows involves teenagers who are stalked by eerie, slow-walking figures whose touch brings instant death, and the only way to be rid of the curse is to have sex with someone else. In other words, it’s a monster STD.
It stars Maika Monroe (The Guest) as Jay, a 19-year-old girl who “acquires” this slow-but-relentless follower after a sexual encounter and must band together with her friends to figure out a way to stop these figures before they’re all wiped out. The film has received rave reviews from festival dates like Cannes and TIFF, where its minimalist, slow-burn aesthetic has been compared to John Carpenter. (via Coming Soon)
It Follows also stars Kier Gilchrist (United States of Tara)who’s been at the top of my Ones to Watch list FOREVER.