Trailer: It Follows Promises Old School Horror With A Twist

·UK Movies Writer

Here’s the first full-length trailer for ‘It Follows,’ the upcoming chiller that would appear to be one-third 80s horror homage, one-third cautionary tale about the dangers of casual sex, one-third we-don’t-know-what.

Intrigued? We know we are.

The film’s official UK poster also landed online today, over at Den of Geek:

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The sophomore film from writer-director David Robert Mitchell (‘The Myth of the American Sleepover’), ‘It Follows’ stars Maika Monroe - recently seen in ‘The Guest’ and ‘The Bling Ring’ - as Jay, a free-spirited young woman whose life takes a turn for the worse after a spot of fooling around.

The official synopsis tells us, “After a date and seemingly innocent sexual encounter, 19-year-old Jay is left with an inescapable sense that someone, or something is following her. Jay and her friends team up to try and find ways escape the traumatising horrors that are always right behind them.”

We’re told it’s a “suspenseful, beautifully shot, horror film that takes old, tired horror clichés and puts a smart, culturally relevant spin on them whilst maintaining a timeless class that the horror genre hasn’t seen for a long time. Teen sex, suburbia, murder, and nightmarish demons all take on a new layer of substance and style.” 

All that being said, the first widely-circulated image from the film, showing Monroe tied to a chair, didn’t necessarily inspire much confidence - we saw plenty of that in all those torture movies of the 2000s.

But might it just be that ‘It Follows’ has some genuine surprises in store? After all, even from this full-length trailer it isn’t too obvious just what’s going on. It’s always nice to see a new horror movie that doesn’t give away all its secrets straight out of the gate.

Rated 15 for ‘strong threat, sexualised nudity, violence, gory images, and strong language,' 'It Follows' hits UK cinemas on 27 February 2015.

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