A film like It Follows grabs you by the lapels, and drags you out once it's done. It lingers with you, with its unsettling premise -- in which its vulnerable lead is slowly stalked in broad daylight by seemingly average people- an indictment of everyday life. Brandishing a dominant score from Disasterpeace (one of the most unique pieces of music in a film since The Social Network), It Follows takes blatant cues from horror masters like John Carpenter. However, its many references to other, less obvious works -- littered throughout the film -- are the key to its success, namely its ability to evoke terror from the mundane.
In the universe of It Follows, even the most ordinary aspects of modern living become torture.