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One of the most underrated horror films of all time has dropped on Netflix

Callum Jones

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One of the most underrated horror films of all time has dropped on Netflix

Featured Image Credit: Northern Lights Films

Halloween is just around the corner, so you are probably searching the web for some good ol' horror films to stick on the box to get into the mood.

While many classics may first come to mind, such as the Halloween series, there are plenty of other less well known horror films you can stick on in the coming weeks.

One of those being the 2014 film It Follows, a supernatural movie following carefree teenager Jay, played by Makia Monroe.

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In the film, Jay sleeps with her boyfriend for the first time, only to discover she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed on through sexual intercourse.

An official synopsis for the film reads: "Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay's friends don't believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself."

Upon its release in 2014, It Follows reviewed pretty well, sitting at a rather impressive 95 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes to this day.

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While the bog-standard viewer may not have rated it as highly, the audience score still sits at a respectable 66 percent.

It Follows is certainly a creepy one. Credit: Northern Lights Films
It Follows is certainly a creepy one. Credit: Northern Lights Films

Speaking of It Follows, BuzzFeed's review reads: "It's a testament to how scary a movie It Follows is that for days after watching it, you walk around thinking up survival plans - should you hide, stay on the move forever, pass the haunting on to someone else?"

Meanwhile, the Decider's review said: "Its meticulous directorial vision and thematic ambition are what make it a modern masterwork. Once you see It Follows it will follow you forever."

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And perhaps It Follows is perfectly summed up by the Vox's review, which simply said: "This is a movie you need to see right now."

Well, if you are hoping to watch it after hearing that, then you can without having to pick up the DVD or Blu-Ray as it is streaming on Netflix right now.

It Follows is available on Netflix right now. Credit: Northern Lights Films
It Follows is available on Netflix right now. Credit: Northern Lights Films
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In fact, it was a chance meeting that led to the casting one of the film's most iconic and spine-chilling scenes, played by Mike Lanier.

The eerie entity chasing Jay takes many forms, from friends to complete strangers, and in one scene she's followed by an extremely tall man with no eyes, who suddenly enters her bedroom. Literal chills.

Many people who've seen the film assumed the man's height was the result of some impressive CGI, but apparently not.

Earlier this year, One of the film's producers, Rebecca Green, recently took to X to reveal the chance encounter that led to the casting of the creepy man.

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The response came as another Twitter user shared an image from the scene, alongside a tweet: "What's one of the most startling, unsettling scenes in a movie? I'll start."

Quote tweeting the picture, Green penned: "Casting this 'It' seemed impossible until one day when our location manager was telling a homeowner about our ridiculous casting search and the location rep told her that actually there were twins just down the street who were 7’7 and one wanted to be an actor. True story."

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Horror, Halloween

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