Staff Picks: Horror Movies

Editor-in-Chief Emily Nickles

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Despite its retro vibes, well-timed score and incredibly thoughtful cinematography, “It Follows” gets criticism on the interwebs for being inconsistent and ambiguous, but I would argue that is what makes it a great horror film. There is something ominous about the supernatural and created monsters in horror films because their existence is explained. With “It Follows” the viewer is given the freedom to create a backstory and solution. Being able to choose what I want about the meaning behind the film, I would spin it positively—it’s making a statement about the lack of awareness surrounding STD’s and the destruction that “it” leaves in its wake. The inability for the characters to kill it represents the lack of a cure. The evil that exists in our world is enough—why make monsters up?

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