It’s rare for a horror film to earn the kind of buzz that David Robert Mitchell‘s “It Follows” has, and it’s even rarer for it to sustain this long. The movie first premiered last year at Cannes, and since then it has hit festivals around the world, picking up steam, word-of-mouth, and critical acclaim, without losing a step. While much of the talk has been about how Mitchell subverts many of the conventional genre tropes, an equally compelling ingredient to his unique concoction has been the soundtrack by Disasterpeace a.k.a. Rich Vreeland. And today, we’ve got three great, exclusive tracks from the film.
Led by Maika Monroe, “It Follows” tells the story of a young woman who is given a sexually transmitted disease, with a twist — she’s infected with a disease that finds her being chased by phantoms only she can see. And the only way to get rid of it is to pass it on to someone else. The tunes by Disasterpeace nicely establish the unease, with a bit of ’80s flavor riding right on top. Better known for his video game compositions, on efforts such as “Fez,” “Famaze,” and “Krunch,” Vreeland impresses with this feature film outing, and hopefully there will be more to come.
The soundtrack for “It Follows” will be released digitally on March 10th, with the CD following on March 24th, and the vinyl arriving on April 7th. The movie opens on March 13th. Turn it up and listen below.