Here’s Why You Missed The Scariest Part Of ‘It Follows’

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You have no idea how happy I am to see this new trend in the genre: horror movies that aren’t just good horror films, but good films period. Following “The Babadook”, “The Conjuring”, and “Insidious”, “It Follows” is the next big thing when it comes to horror. Between the gorgeous cinematography, bewitching soundtrack, and fresh plot devices, this may just be my new favorite horror movie.

Inspired by a nightmare director David Robert Mitchell had — wherein he was being chased by a slow but unstoppable force — “It Follows” captures the terror of inescapable doom. Obviously, whatever IT is, the monster is spooky in more ways than one. But is that all? Is the monster — the IT — the scariest part of the movie?

No. It was something you probably didn’t even notice. And here’s why.

It’s well-known that during filming of “The Shining”, director Stanley…

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