How 'It Follows' Folds Classic Tropes into Modern Horror

As Horror Month comes to a close, the In Reel Deep Podcast makes a pit stop in Detroit for It Follows, the 2014 psychological horror film with strong sexual overtones.

For years, horror movies punished teens who had sex; writer-director David Robert Mitchell instead positions sex as a respite and relief from whatever chases us. Couple that with a creature that methodically plods toward its potential victims, and you have a horror movie that takes classic horror elements and twists them slightly to great effect. In other words, the perfect finale to Horror Month.

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