What do you do after you narrowly survive some sort of disturbing, supernatural entity following your every step after a casual sexual encounter? Well, obviously you sign up for another feature-length heart attack of a movie to relive those experiences all over again. The legacy of “It Follows” is alive and well with the news that it has finally led to a proper sequel, chillingly titled “They Follow.” The news is another welcome success story for low-budget original horror, which has proven to be one of the most reliable box-office earners around for several years running. (Although based on a pre-existing IP, look no further than our most recent example: the breakthrough success of “Five Nights at Freddy’s.”)
“It Follows” quickly established itself as a cinematic event that went beyond horror fandom. Maika Monroe was able to leverage her star power to kickstart a thriving career with a particular focus on horror, going on to star in excellent movies like “The Guest,” “Watcher,” “Significant Other,” and more. As for filmmaker David Robert Mitchell, he went on to create the Film Twitter favorite “Under the Silver Lake” starring Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, and Topher Grace. The press release for “They Follow” also dropped the tidbit that Mitchell is “currently in development on an Untitled Warner Bros. and Bad Robot project with Anne Hathaway.”
No release date for “They Follow” has yet been announced, but you can be sure that /Film will be keeping a very close eye on any updates for this highly-anticipated sequel.