Just in time for Halloween, a sequel to the acclaimed 2014 horror movie It Follows has been announced. Details are scarce other than the fact that it will be fittingly titled They Follow. Independent company Neon, which owns the distribution rights to a number of big movies including Parasite and Palm Springs, revealed the news on social media recently.
It Follows director David Robert Mitchell will be returning to direct They Follow, which is excellent news for fans hoping for a sequel to be every bit as terrifying as the original movie. Neon says the movie is “coming soon” though no release date was provided, suggesting that it might be targeting a release sometime in 2024.
The description for It Follows provided by iMDB reads:
“For 19-year-old Jay, autumn should be about school, boys, and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly-innocent sexual encounter, she is plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.”
The first movie starred Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Debbie Williams, Jake Weary and Olivia Luccardi. It holds an impressive 95% rating on RottenTomatoes based on 272 reviews.
The long-awaited sequel to the modern horror classic IT FOLLOWS from David Robert Mitchell.
Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/V1IiS7PpzU
— NEON (@neonrated) October 30, 2023
In other horror-related news, the live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, based on the popular indie game franchise by Scott Cawthon, recently opened in cinemas worldwide (as well as streaming on Peacock) to massive box office success, earning $78 million domestically on opening weekend on a budget of $20 million. Reviews were mostly mixed, though. We recently got the opportunity to chat with the movie’s cinematographer, Lyn Moncrief, about the challenges of adapting the games to the big screen.
They Follow doesn’t have a release date yet.