Best of the Fest!
If his first feature film, The Myth of the American Sleepover, perfectly captured life as a teenager on the edge of adulthood, director David Robert Mitchell's first foray into horror, It Follows, presents a captured teenager at the edge of her sanity. Adding an allegorical depth to the classic 80s slasher flick, It Follows is a film about a young woman who is doomed to be pursued by a dangerous nude phantom figure... until she sleeps with someone else and passes on the curse. Combined with an atmospheric score by Disasterpeace and superb, dream-like visuals, It Follows is both a visceral horror film and an eerie portrait of teenage confusion at the end of innocence. It also won the Best Film at the 2014 Austin Fantastic Fest.