I decided to finally watch It Follows after reading someone’s “best of” list of recent horror movies. It wasn’t someone I knew, just a clickbait title. It was pretty high on the list too – maybe the top slot – and it made me recall similarly high praise elsewhere when it was released, so I took the plunge. My immediate reaction was similar to the befuddlement I experienced after watching Mad Max: Fury Road: a good movie, but nothing remotely deserving of the insane hype surrounding it. [weird factoid: although I had no reason to think so, I went into the movie believing it to be a British independent movie, so the opening was a bit jarring].