It Follows (2014)

body horrorno
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testpassed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out that sex is the real monster

At first glance, this movie is the Crank of Horror movies.

The premise of this movie, curse passed on by teenage sex, is both obvious and clever at the same time. It takes an implied premise of so many horror movies and makes it the explicit focus.

I was happy to see that this movie didn't go the easy route of non-stop teenage sex. Instead, it genuinely explored the premise without trying to stigmatize. I wasn't totally happy with the ending, but a solid film nonetheless.