Inspired by a nightmare director David Robert Mitchell had — wherein he was being chased by a slow but unstoppable force — “It Follows” captures the terror of inescapable doom. Obviously, whatever IT is, the monster is spooky in more ways than one. But is that all? Is the monster — the IT — the scariest part of the movie?
Some films self-consciously strive for weirdness like an affected hipster with a handlebar moustache listening to a Sony Walkman. Other films are born weird, like Greece’s Dogtooth, a fully-realized oddity that feels like an alien culture trying to dress-up and play human.