This week on the podcast, we dive into the haunting indie horror hit “It Follows” — a buzzworthy film with a great premise and a smart script.
IT FOLLOWS (2014)
Carolyn tackles the 2014 indie horror hit, It Follows, a film that was critically acclaimed but polarizing among audiences. It provided a breakout role for actress Maika Monroe and became highly profitable, grossing $23.3 million against a small $1.3 million budget. Let’s get into it! – Stephanie (Editor-in-Chief)
SHOW NOTES FROM HOST CAROLYN SMITH-HILLMER:
This movie takes stalking to a whole new level.
It Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. It stars Maika Monroe as a young woman who is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter and must have sex with another individual to avoid it.
As always, this episode offers a deep dive into the film with plot-by-plot analysis. So, be sure to watch Men before listening if you’d like to avoid plot spoilers. Currently, it’s available to stream on Netflix or to rent on various VOD platforms.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Final Girl on 6th Ave is a weekly show where host, Carolyn Smith-Hillmer, dissects an arthouse/elevated horror film. Each episode includes a detailed play-by-play of the film itself and a subsequent deep dive into the thematic elements and symbolism. Because elevated horror is sometimes viewed within the horror community as pretentious, Carolyn makes sure to use her down-to-earth tone and unique perspective to make these films less intimidating for the casual horror viewer and less ostentatious for the genre lover.
Listen to more episodes on the show’s website here.