For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind.Written by
The film takes inspiration from several horror films and their tropes from the '60s to the '80s, especially from the slasher classic Halloween (1978). The girl in the opening scene of the film is named Annie, and one of Laurie's friends in Halloween (1978) was named Annie Brackett. See more »
In the bedroom, the camera is reflected in the TV set. See more »
Okay, even thought it is following you I can still see it. It is not done with me either. Okay, like I told you, all you can do is pass it on to someone else.
What the fuck are you talking about?
She can do the same thing I did. It should be easier for her, she is a girl. Any guy would be with you. Just sleep with someone else and tell him to do the same thing. Maybe it will never come back.
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There are no opening credits at all, and the title does not appear on-screen until the end of the film. See more »
The volume level of the music was substantially louder in the theatrical version than in the 2015 Blu-Ray and DVD release. See more »
The goal of every journeyman film-maker from the beginning of the medium to the present, is to produce something that has the most impact per dollar spent.
Think of the first Night of the Living Dead. Shot on location with unknowns and local residents as extras. And the local butcher donated the entrails.
Think Ginger Snaps, which started as an obscure Canadian horror flick but found an audience because of the great writing and the charisma of its stars.
What we have here is another attempt to strike film gold by going for a high I/B ratio.
A small cast. Minimal special effects. No special sets or backgrounds.
A really clever idea, sort of a take off on the Ring which itself was a riff off a Japanese horror classic.
So what's the bottom line? Well done for what you get. Writer/Director Mitchell has a heck of a career ahead of him. Several "jump out of your seat" moments. And also a plot riff which you just know was contributed by some of the frat boys who crowd-sourced the film -- "you can get rid of the curse if you just sleep with someone, fast!"
The bad news? It is not in the same class as Living Dead or Ginger. There are lulls. There are gaps. There are times you start to wish you have purchased the extra large popcorn and coke.
Great career launch.
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