A student at Hillsdale College asked me to name my favorite horror movies. So I did. Here’s an extract:
It Follows (2014): A lot of horror movies show how social transgression leads to ruin, and in this sense the genre can be deeply conservative. With its implicit warnings about casual sex, It Follows fits this mold. Yet it’s also more complicated without being desperate to make a point. The story is compelling, the cinematography is striking, and the soundtrack reminds us of how well music can set moods—and invoke terror. Filmed in Detroit, it’s Pure Michigan horror.
The whole list is here.