O.H.M.A.D 2015 Day 11: It Follows (2014)

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Have you ever wanted to see a movie people were raving about only to finally see it and wonder if you were watching the same thing they were?  The last time this happened to me was with We Are What We Are.  And yes, It Follows was that type of film for me.  The plot focuses on some kind of curse handed down through intercourse that works on a chain letter principal so that you have to pass it a long or die.  The opening of the film sees our heroine Jamie (Maika Monroe) having a one night stand in the back seat of a car, and have the encounter end as all one night stands do by being chloroformed, tied to a chair, and told she is now the recipient of a hellish STD she must pass on. Continue reading

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The Guest (2014)

The-Guest-Poster-1The best way for me to describe this film is  “What if Capt America was The Stepfather?”.  Dan Stevens (Downtown Abbey) plays as David, a returning war vet who goes to visit the parents of his dead war buddy to give them their sons dying message.  He first meets the mother, Laura Peterson (Shelia Kelly from Lost) and immediately charms her into letting her stay with the family for a while.  Her husband objects to the idea at first, but is also charmed enough by the stranger.  Their son Luke (Brendan Meyer, iZombie) is apathetic, and the trouble comes from their daughter Anna (Maika Monroe, It Follows) immediately distrusts him. Continue reading