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Paranoia in Detroit, why It Follows is 2015’s first essential horror film

“There is no delight the equal of dread.”

Clive Barker, Dread, Books of Blood, Volume Two

It Follows begins in quiet, leafy suburbia. The camera’s viewpoint is low, the angle wide, the composition carefully symmetrical. The audience has a clear view of the sidewalks, gardens and porches lining the street. It is an entirely unremarkable and middle-class idyll familiar from so many films and so pleasantly anonymous that it could be anywhere in the US. Continue reading