This is not to upset any of my readers who are senior citizens, but old people can really creep me out. I think I’m still traumatized by visions of the lady in the bathtub from The Shining. Hell, and don’t even get me started on Rabid Grannies. So anyway, as I was revisiting last years ‘love it or hate it’ horror movie It Follows – I was once again reminded just how much the geriatric folk get under my skin…….
Obviously the amazing score from Disasterpeace helps accentuate that scene and many others in the film. But even without any music, this scene would still have me twitching with uncomfortableness. Like I said earlier, love it or hate – It Follows nailed certain aspects of what’s missing in horror nowadays. And creepy slow-walking elderly people is one of them. I’m talking more so about the overall feel of the movie of course, but if you never worried about looking out a window and seeing an old lady in a hospital gown slowly walking towards you – I bet you will now. Btw – would you just fight them off with Bengay or dentures or something?
Do you ever get the feeling that someone is following you? Maybe an old lady who shuffles aimlessly towards you at a snail’s pace? A normal looking guy with an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt on? Or maybe a naked lady with no front teeth who pees uncontrollably on the floor as she gets closer? That last one may seem a bit specific, but not if you’ve seen the new buzzworthy independent horror film, It Follows. Continue reading →