It's going to follow you.
Somebody gave it to me.
And I pass it to you."
Now this was a movie I really was looking forward to. I'm a horror fanatic who's always on the lookout for films in this genre that leave others far behind in terms of originality and atmosphere (such as "He never died", "Goodnight Mommy", "The Babadook" and "Spring" for instance). And many advised me to watch this one. The fact that the hype about this movie was disproportionate, made my expectations go sky-high. And did it meet my expectations? Partially it did and partly it didn't. The fact that I went outside for some fresh air after I had watched it and I looked briefly over my shoulder because of the feeling that I was being watched, means that the atmosphere was quite alright. On the other hand it wasn't really creepy and it felt rather as if I watched a ridiculous educational film about the dangers of sexual intercourse.
The association with sexually transmitted diseases was made quickly. There's only one difference. Here it's not confined to the proliferation of microscopic cells that'll make sure you get such a terrible disease. In "It follows" the deadly sexual disease which spreads from one to another, is presented by slow moving and yet sometimes quite terrifying and sinister-looking individuals. The shape "It" takes is randomly. It ranges from totally unknown persons, to someone in your immediate circle of acquaintances. There's only one thing the infected person should keep in mind. And that's not to get caught by "It". A certain death would be the end result, after which "It" focuses on the previous one in the line of infected victims.