Cinecast Episode 388 – It Follows

 
For those looking for our Furious 7 review, be sure to check out The RowThree Super Ticket. In here, it’s all indie horror making a big splash. Matt, Andrew and Kurt hash it out. Minimal editing, production and show notes here folks. If you want the full deal, we leave that up to Toretto and James Wan in another podcast.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!

 

 
 


 

PRE-SHOW WARMUPS:

– Check out the RowThree Super Ticket with us and Mamo talking Furious 7.

 

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It Follows

 

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Gerry
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Thanks for having a podcast as well as the super ticket.

I thought ‘It Follows’ wasn’t very good and was the least scary film I’ve ever seen.

The only thing I liked about it was a POV shot of a car driving along an empty street near the end.

I think making it ‘timeless’ by having an e-reader but no mobile phones was an incredibly lazy way of not having to have the protagonists ring for help.

Plus it’s hard to be scared by a horror film at the moment when what’s happening in America is infinitely more scary and horrifying, i.e. white policemen and citizens murdering African-American men with gay abandon and absolutely no expectation of any meaningful consequences resulting from their actions.

I am Walter Scott.

Nathan
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Really enjoyed this film quite a bit. My interpretation of the ending was in line with Matt’s in that Jay gives the curse to “the nice guy” and then he gives it to a prostitute in hopes the curse gets passed on quickly and often. Jay & nice guy will be linked forever by the curse, are now each other’s mini support group, and will always have the lingering fear of the curse coming back for them when the credits roll. My only major gripe with the movie was the swimming pool scene. It felt a bit goofy and out the place with the rest of the movie in terms of tone. Also, it made little sense as to why the kids would even think the plan would work at all.

Andrew James
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Yeah the pool scene is kind of dumb in terms of purpose or plot. I liked the idea of her having to point everything out and all they had to go by was her pointing and things floating. It was sort of interesting but doesn’t really work all that well.

My theory is the same as you Nathan. But that final shot shows someone in the background following them. It could be just someone walking, but it also could be the curse. So it’s kind of like they have just acknowledged this will always be following them and they have to stick together.

Rick
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In dismissing and then so forcefully redefining what the movie is about I think Kurt misses the point in that like a bunch of Carpenter movies the creature is a vague thing that can be shaped and a metaphor for a bunch of different things and doesn’t have to be one thing all the time.

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