Worst. STD. Ever.
Jay (Maika Monroe) has what starts off as a normal sexual encounter with a boy, Hugh (Jake Weary) she's been dating. Only after they are finished, he informs her that he has passed something onto her. "It" is going to follow her. It will always be a person walking directly towards her, and it will move slow. She can't let It touch her, or else she's dead, and he's dead too as it will go back to him. Her only hope is to pass it to someone else and to get the chain away from her. Jay is conflicted on giving another person this terrifying death sentence. Then there's the fact that she has to convince her sister, Kelly (Lili Sepe) and her friends Paul (Keir Gilchrist) and Yara (Olivia Luccardi) to believe her.
The thing that stands out the most in this film is the score. It almost becomes it's own character in the film, the way Susperia's did. It's booming and ominous and adds so much more. I absolutely loved it. This film is very creepy. It's not gory and there's maybe one or two jump scares, but it really builds tension well and you can feel Jay's constant paranoia. It may walk slowly, but damn if that isn't the scariest walk I've seen in awhile.
I thought Monroe was perfect for this role. Jay is very unsure of herself and doesn't make the best decisions, and I thought she portrayed that uneasiness very well. I was a big fan of Gilchrist in It's Kind of a Funny Story, and it was nice to see him in something again. The film suffers from choppy editing at times, but really ends up being one of the better horror movies I've seen in years. I'm glad they went the R rated route as well. This could've easily ended up a PG-13 film and it would not have worked as well.
Memorable Quote: "I should've been nicer to you." - Greg (Daniel Zovatto)