It Follows is about a fatal curse that is passed on from victim to victim through sexual encounters. Why, you ask? I’m not sure. The movie never really explains that whole premise. At least with The Ring, we knew the story behind the cursed video. ( No, I do not always need a back story or a plot handed to me on a silver platter). I’m not against indie horror films that go for style and story over scaring the audience. And I also realize that every horror flick doesn’t have to be packed with gore and jumps scares. However, It Follows left me with nothing. No sense of dread, I was never creeped out, freaked out, or the least bit afraid. And when the dead victims, ghosts, cursed, w/e, appeared, it was nowhere near as effective as how M. Night Shyamalan pulled it off in The Sixth Sense and Michael Myer’s extremely eerie stalking of Laurie in John Carpenter’s Halloween. And don’t get me started on how ridiculous and frustrating the pool scene was! I’m not necessarily suggesting skipping It Follows, but if you never end up seeing this over-hyped movie, you’re not missing much.