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They Follow is the horror sequel that no one wants

It follows was released in the US in 2015 and has become a modern classic, highly respected by horror fans and critics, and sets the bar high for the upcoming sequel. The film follows Jay, played by Maika Monroe, who is cursed after sleeping with her boyfriend, who then explains the curse and abandons her. The curse is spread in a chain through sexual intercourse and manifests as a creature that only the cursed can see, which ruthlessly hunts down the last person in the chain.

It follows works because of the piercing dream-like tone and consistent logic of the entity. The film deliberately shifts between seasons, scene to scene, anachronistically blending retro and modern technology, creating a surreal feel. Within that somewhat disturbing world is a monster that can look like anyone and cannot be stopped, only redirected to a new victim by spreading the curse.