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As if teasing us with how he was disappointed in Scream wasn’t enough, now Quentin Tarantino has several critiques of this year’s critically acclaimed horror film It Follows, which was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

I want to preface this by saying that I loved It Follows but I’m well aware that it’s not a flawless film. Therefore, it’s fascinating to see what Tarantino thinks because, even if I’m not his biggest fan, I recognize how crafty and knowledgeable he is about making movies. Therefore, his words and thoughts carry weight.

Tarantino firstly lays out several of his complaints, stating:

[Mitchell]could have kept his mythology straight. He broke his mythology left, right, and center. We see how the bad guys are: They’re never casual. They’re never just hanging around. They’ve always got that one look, and they always just progressively move toward you. Yet in the movie theater, the guy thinks he sees the woman in the yellow dress, and the girl goes, “What woman?” Then he realizes that it’s the follower. So he doesn’t realize it’s the follower upon just looking at her? She’s just standing in the doorway of the theater, smiling at him, and he doesn’t immediately notice her? You would think that he, of anybody, would know how to spot those things as soon as possible. We spotted them among the extras.

I will admit that with repeated viewings this part definitely had some problems. The whole point of this “It” is that it keeps coming after you, never stopping, never tiring. Why would it stand in the doorway instead of walking down the aisle towards him? However, I don’t agree with Tarantino that he should immediately recognize “It” when it appears. The whole point of the film is that it’s about paranoia and uncertainty. To ask for the opposite of that goes against the fundamental foundation of the movie.

Another issue Tarantino brings up is the problem of how “It” evolves into a different type of beast as the movie progresses:

The movie keeps on doing things like that, not holding on to the rules that it sets up. Like, okay, you can shoot the bad guys in the head, but that just works for ten seconds? Well, that doesn’t make any fucking sense. What’s up with that? And then, all of a sudden, the things are aggressive and they’re picking up appliances and throwing them at people? Now they’re strategizing? That’s never been part of it before. I don’t buy that the thing is getting clever when they lower him into the pool. They’re not clever.

This definitely was a problem. While “It” used tools to stalk its prey (think of using a rock to break the window to gain access to the house), in the beginning it never seemed to need the tools to actually finish off the victims. However, the way that I see this situation is that “It” became more and more frustrated with Jay constantly evading it. The usage of tools didn’t go from 0 to 100 in just one scene. It ramped up more and more as the film progressed, as the frustrations of “It” began seething and boiling over. I think that’s why the red in the pool is so wonderful, because it symbolizes the rage of “It” as, yet again, it’s delayed in getting Jay.

Lastly, Tarantino doesn’t understand why Jay wouldn’t sleep with Paul, explaining:

Also, there’s the gorgeously handsome geeky boy — and everyone’s supposed to be ignoring that he’s gorgeous, because that’s what you do in movies — that kid obviously has no problem having sex with her and putting the thing on his trail. He’s completely down with that idea. So wouldn’t it have been a good idea for her to fuck that guy before she went into the pool, so then at least two people could see the thing? It’s not like she’d have been tricking him into it. It’s what I would’ve done.

I don’t agree with this viewpoint. It takes away the idea that Jay actually cares for Paul and wants to protect him, to ensure that he doesn’t have to go through what she’s experiencing. In my opinion, that’s something that adds to her character, something that makes her more likable and relatable. Her empathy and care for Paul makes her all the more human, which is so important when the antagonist of the film is so inhuman.

I get where Tarantino is coming from, I really do. But I simply don’t agree with a majority of them. I think this movie needs repeated viewings to see how everything interacts and expands. However, I love seeing people like Tarantino talking so passionately about horror. Hopefully one day he’ll make a real horror film and we can see what he’d bring to the table!

There is far more to read over at Vulture, so make sure to check out their interview with Tarantino.



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  • Rick-Taylor

    Interesting take and I wondered about the girl in the theater, as well. My take is that it wasn’t just standing in the doorway, but slowly shuffling down the walkway. I don’t believe we ever see It walking on any inclines or declines. The man on the roof was just standing there, not walking. So, it is possible that It is an autonomous being that puts the same effort into angles as walking flat surfaces, thus taking extra time to manage through such hurdles to keep itself upright. Also, could explain why it is not a good swimmer.

  • Khy

    Tarantino needs to just do a flat out horror film. I’m curious to see how a slasher made by him would turn out.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Ok yea Tarantino he’s a great filmmaker but for someone who is so vocal now about horror films, he should actually make one himself since he has so much vocalizing and mouth about them. He should make one and shut us horror fans up and provide a flawless amazing perfect horror film and let us be the judge I mean since he seems to have a lot of ideas. I would like to see him to do a slasher tho!

  • Gavin Dobbs

    ‘It Follows’ rates up there with ‘The Babadook’ for me. They have their charm, but I just don’t find them to be as good as everyone says they are. I feel jaded.

  • Dr. Satan

    tarantino or no, this movie still sucked ass. I really didn’t like it, probably because it was so hyped up to be the “best horror film in years” horseshit!

  • Chris

    Pertaining to Tarantino’s point about Paul. It’s been a while since I saw the film, but was it ever established that everyone who had been infected could see “It” or just the person “It” was currently stalking?

    • J Jett

      Chris i think it was anyone who was infected could see it. just like Jay could see the It at the same time the guy who gave it to her could see it (in the beginning of the movie in the underpass).

    • Chrissie-Watkins

      Yeah, this happens a couple times. Jay can see it before it attacks the skeevy guy she slept with at the hospital, but the difference is that It is not interested in her, It is only interested in the currently infected person.

  • I agree the ending totally ruined the mythology. Picking up those appliances was pretty lame and opened Pandora’s box with questions. But him complaining about Jay not banging the cute boy was clearly a protection/guilt thing. Yeah it’d be nice if two of them could see the monster, but how guilty would you feel if that thing caught someone you cared about knowing you did it to them? You basically just ruined their life forever. No way I would pass it onto one of my best friends. It would be logical, but the the real driving force behind not doing it is emotion/love (at least to me). The others didn’t need to physically see the monster, they trusted Jay was telling the truth and went along with her.

    But yeah, the rock breaking the window was a great idea when the door is locked. But then we see it breaking the shed door and then picking up other objects and throwing them. Not the best idea but I still loved the movie (9/10 for me).

  • AIssawi

    How about fixing Django first? He used to be one of my favourites but this dude needs to pull his head out of his ass.

    • GinsuVictim

      I have no complaints about Django.

      • Maxime C

        Nobody really has complaints about Django.

        • Kori Batchelor

          Yep, Django fan here, too..

          • AIssawi

            Please, Django is a joke in comparison to Reservoir, Pulp, Brown, Inglorious, or even True Romance, From Dusk Till Dawn or NBK but hey, whatever floats your boat. I’m not gonna argue an opinion no matter how valid it is.

    • Krug09

      I know i will get shit for this since my opinion needs to be the same as the popular one but I thought Inglorious Bastards was shit and Django was just watchable.

  • J Jett

    ok, i freely admit i didn’t really care for IT FOLLOWS but even I can admit that these comments from Tarantino are nothing more than nitpicks. what he laid out with his complaints i actually had no issue with in the movie. he’s nitpicking.

  • Mr. Dry

    It Follows it’s not perfect, but he’s literally imagining rules about the creature here.

    Ok, he’s a hell of a director, I’d totally watch a Tarantino’s horror movie, I mean, imagine how good it could be! But meanwhile he really should stop being a bitch about the genre.

  • Lemonlimeballs

    You might’ve mentioned that he actually really liked the movie overall.

  • MadCows

    Hollywood always wants everything to have rules. Some things just don’t have rules

    • GinsuVictim

      I love It Follows, but it establishes its rules at the very beginning, then doesn’t stick to them.

  • sliceanddice

    does anyone else think QT is overrated?

    • GinsuVictim

      Nope

    • Kori Batchelor

      Nope

      • sliceanddice

        touche

    • jIMMY

      Yes.

    • Feonix

      No. Underrated if anything. His films have qualities that no other movies I have seen possess.

  • Quackmaster Black

    Tarantino quotes are never not hilarious, especially the third paragraph in this article.

  • pablitonizer

    Am I the only who think IT FOLLOWS is a terrible movie? I mean, sometimes they follow, sometimes they stare at you..they can move objects, they can touch you…it can be transmitted through sex (WTF) Seriously, this movie is bad! The script, the pace, the performances…..wasted an hour and half of my life

    • Charlton

      what horror films do you like then?

    • Krug09

      No, Pablitonizer. There are others who think its shit. If people like it, awesome. I wanted to but it sucked.

    • Jeremy Wade

      man i tried. i watch it and was just bored . same goes for the gallows. i thought about re watching it follows so i can see if they explain what it is and why thru sex it latches on to people but after reading this. i’m good . if people like it then fine. i rather see a movie where the seven deadly sins were killing people. they were set free by mistake when a tomb deep in the earth was found. like the episode of supernatural where the 7 deadly sins were actual demons. that would make a good horror film

  • Darnell

    It seems as if he doesn’t understand the movie. I have seen it multiple times (I own it). I saw it multiple times in the movie. At no point was it ever set up that “it” couldn’t use any devices. It being “clever” was already apparent by the way it would transform into people that you know. If anything the transformation portion of “it” should have been used more and expanded on.

    Also the rules came from the guy that gave J the curse. Obviously no one talked to “it” to know it’s full motivations. So what it can fully do isn’t completely known. We never even learn how the guy that infected J learns about the curse, and i don’t think that is important.

    I really love this movie and I didn’t when I saw it the first time. However with multiple viewings it has grown on me.

    • Cyarax

      If it was so clever then why didn’t it just kill her during the multiple times she was asleep? If it was so clever then why would it be so retarded as to be on the roof staring at her when it’s supposed to know where she is at all times?

  • Maxime C

    Overrated movie anyway.

  • RiesenRatte

    He has some good points. Especially that “IT” is a very inconsiquently behaving creature.

    SPOILER:
    The movie starts off with this girl obviously getting killed very gruesomely, but then there’s the scene at the beach, where jay is just sitting there not paying attention and IT approaches and… grabs her hair? Then later we see it humping this guy whose name I forgot to death, wich was also not how I’d expect it to kill.
    /SPOILER

    But I think that you can’t kill it is a fundamental part of the movie, and I from his statements it sounds like Tarantino did think that “IT” was a group of human beings. Infact, I think it’s a singular shapeshifting entity, and that seems to be a major part he kinda didn’t get.

    I bet he loved the Soundtrack though 😀

  • Dan Rodriguez

    Considering he also said in that interview that people will be watching and talking about American Hustle in 30 years, I can’t say his judgement is the best possible. I mean, he is one of the best things ever when it comes about cinema, but that doesn’t mean his opinions are the best too.

  • Axel

    Yeeeeaaah…i like his movies but i don’t think he is good at horror, i don’t think he understands horror movies. I mean he made death proof, the closest to “horror” he has done, and is consider the weakest of all his movies (even though the stunts are great) because the characters are just boring and the dialogue is plain shit. He is just a diva playing the part now.

    • I Am Colossus

      Death Proof was awesome if that’s his weakest film then this comment section really needs to evaluate their outlook of film

      • James

        His weakest was Jackie Brown

        • I Am Colossus

          Yep and still, pretty good

        • Axel

          I enjoyed more Jackie Brown than death proof. Meh, in the end we all like his movies, we just disagree about which is the better that the other one. A matter of personal tastes.

      • Krug09

        Death Proof was pretty good even though he has been quoted as saying its shit. IMO its not.

    • James

      The first batch of girls were great. The second batch, aside from Zoe bell, were pretty dull. It was a decent set up for a horror film but he lost it halfway through.

      • Axel

        Yes!. I enjoyed the first part, it feels more in tune with what they were trying to do with “grindhouse” style, but then his ego got in the way and he even changed to regular photography for the second half, like he would not be able to shot a film that looks ugly. Maybe the fact that i saw the hour and a half version did not help hehe

  • DeadEndMike

    Good not great film. Brought some life to horror. At least its not a fucking remake-reboot.

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    I actually don’t agree with any of Tarantino’s critiques. I liked It Follows, but every movie has issues. These just seemed- silly. The first critique makes no sense to me. So- the dude thought he passed It on, and then he saw It at the theater and realized it was back. So sometimes It stands still, and sometimes It is walking, so what? Maybe there were some people in It’s way and It had to wait for them to move.
    The appliance throwing, obviously the kids were trying to kill It, and It did not appreciate that. Since the point was to actually coax It into the water, It did not want to be in the water and tried to get Jay the only way It could, standing on the side.
    Finally, to me, Jay choosing NOT to pass it to the guy that would be more than willing to take it is a huge part of the story. We know the whole time that he would do anything for her, and if that comes with a sexual encounter, great. But if you are a good person, you don’t want to sign your friends up for almost certain death, you don’t really want to do that to anyone, which is why It is so problematic- easy enough to pass on, but how many times can you do that (murder, in a way), and how long will that actually help you?

    • James

      It also stands still on the roof of the house. Since the movie kinda plays out like a really creepy bad dream I don’t see an issue with this.

  • Myke Isolep

    I somewhat agree with Tarantino. I just watched it yesterday, and I’ve since then watched it again, taking notes.

    Note, this involves SPOILERS.

    /BEGIN SPOILER/

    1. The movie theater scene was botched. It would seem like a pretty easy fix, too. I still do not get how he could not see it, or better yet, why it waited.

    2. Notably, the demon/ parasite / entity never really makes a “public” killing. However, when it does kill in front of others, it’s because, at least from my point of view, “it” knows that it will be revealing itself to things that know about it, and from the film/directorial standpoint, “it” knows its victim is trapped.

    3. “It” and it’s following pattern, at times, didn’t make much sense.

    4. Why did it go to the top of the roof if it walks in a straight line? Either we relied too much on the perception of the characters’ analysis of the entity (it’s always coming, walking in a straight line for you), or the mythology was somewhat distorted. I stay neutral here, because I’ m not 100% convinced that characters need to have perfect information. Rather, they simply have to convey to us, through expository dialogue or action, what they believe to be is perfect information.

    5. The creature, if the characters are to be believed, did seem to evolve. And it had a fear of water with a near inability to function underneath it beyond grabbing and kicking Jay. This is very interesting, and the motif of water is repeated in the story, almost as if it is some sort of safe harbor.

    6. The gun shots in the water….well, that’s just laziness/budget/movie stuff that goes on.

    7. When the entity is killed, and the blood swells the pool, what does this mean? That it simply is temporarily dead? I think so. This is another unexplained and somewhat inconsistent point.

    Overall, I give the move 3.5 out of 5 stars. The atmosphere, cinematography, scenery, and acting were top notch. A true slow burner that I really enjoyed and purchased ( a very rare thing). I think it’s a studying point for any horror fan, and is something somewhat original given the past 20 years of remakes/reboots/cheap exorcism movies/torture porn. It could easily gotten a higher grading if it cleaned up some of the mythology a bit more.

    Worth owning and studying.

  • Marmoreon

    There’s also the problem with the source of Hugh/Jeff’s information. He says he doesn’t remember who gave the curse to him, but presumes it was from a one night stand with a woman. So where does he get all this information?

  • Graeme Reynolds

    Well, in that case – improve on it! Past time we had a full on Tarantino horror movie!

  • Metalchik117

    The movie wasn’t very good. Could have been better. I like some of the idea of the movie cause it was different but it was not done well.

  • Alex

    Pass it in to Paul because she was assured that the plan would work and wouldn’t come back after him…
    These characters have souls, they have gut instinct, it’s not like she has more than a couple, 4-5, friends’ lives to risk.
    Also, “Gorgeously…..handsome????!” okay Quentin…

    • James

      I kinda got the feeling Tarantino kinda liked the fella…

  • Billy Bob Throrton

    Death Proof is a real horror film.
    Stuntman Mike is a slasher,only his weapon isn’t a knife,it’s a Chevy Nova

    • I Am Colossus

      And he can kill 4 people at once

    • Waveboy

      I LOVED the first half of Death Proof. Underrated as heck, and i can’t believe torrinto says it’s worst movie. 😛

  • Iris

    Quentin is a douche and i don’t care what he says. For me IT FOLLOWS is the best horror movies made in years. I fell in love with it. And at the end everything is about preference. So to my point of view It follows is a perfect horror movie.

  • Guillermo Bosque Mendoza

    It’s just a movie, chill out bro

  • Joseph Mayfield

    This from a man who’s made an entire career ripping off original concepts. At least these film makers had the balls to try something different.

  • brunopessoa

    Just serious!!?!?! all of this just to defend some Super Overrated piece shit movie, from a sincerely opinion director who from another Super Overrated Hollywood director.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Yeeeaaah, while I consider Tarantino to be the worlds best CURRENTLY LIVING director, not with him at all on these points at all. One of the big things he’s missing is that it doesn’t need to make sense, I think that’s part of the scare factor. We don’t know what the fucks going on with IT.

    • Waveboy

      Tarantino fails to realize that IT FOLLOWS doesn’t take place in our world, but in a nightmare world according to the director. Trying to make logic out of a nightmare is silly.

      • Alanmac

        I would have to agree. Detroit is definitely a nightmare.

  • I Am Colossus

    Not sure about the opinions of Tarantino, but I still want to watch this movie. Every trailer and review malke it sound really good

    • Porty Guil

      what? netflix doesn’t deliver to the trailer park you live at?

      • I Am Colossus

        No, too many meth addicts Portly Guy

  • Chris Leoni

    It’s a God Damn STD Ghost, the theme of the whole damn movie was lacking, and incredibly lame, it was also incredibly slow Not to mention the Chicks a whore, fucking anything with 2 legs and she’s the hero of the film what happened to the cardinal rule of horror where the main protagonist is a virgin, which means Evil can not corrupt or destroy Pure and good attentions it wasn’t the worst movie mind you but it was pretty damn close

    • ariessiren

      Well aren’t you a woman hater.

    • NightRunner

      Just because nobody wants to fuck you doesn’t mean you have to hate.

      • Chris Leoni

        God you all make me laugh can’t stop laughing over here

      • TheonetrueLee

        Hahahaha. I think OP needs some therapy. Are you mad you aren’t the one who passed “it” to here. She slept with one guy and she is a “whore” that deserved “it”. I pray there are no woman in your life.

  • La Molcajete

    I really enjoyed the movie the first time. Then I bought it and watched it again and it wasn’t as good. Still great cinematography and a fantastic soundtrack. There are some plot holes and the pool scene was bad, but the first time I watched it I was genuinely creeped out and had a tough time sleeping lol that spells good horror to me.

  • Pinkytoe

    This is actually the first horror movie I’ve enjoyed in quite a while. Didn’t really think about it that hard, though the movie theater scene did bother me a little too. Idk, I don’t think horror films should be picked apart this much unless it’s just awful. Loved the 70’s feel to it. Hard to explain, but it seemed like that was the time period they were shooting for with some of the clothes, cars, background props, and even the soundtrack. Would love to find other horror movies with similar mood and pacing.

  • Chamber

    Trying to make sense out of a fictional situation created by someone else is an exercise in futility. Dude often has mythos created for his movies, and I wouldn’t go and pick them apart because they failed to follow said mythos. It’s his movie, he can do what he wants. Just like the writer of It Follows how the right to do what he wants with his story. You might not agree with it, but it does not make it invalid. What Tarantino would have done with the premise is not what other people would have done.

    If he is so adamant about dismantling the logic of the film, why doesn’t he offer to direct the inevitable sequel?

    • Low Mileage Pit Woofie

      “It Still follows” or “It Follows Too”? 🙂

      • Kori Batchelor

        I read somewhere that it may be called something like “Follows It”…… Our plucky survivors try to track down the origins of “It” to put a stop to “It” once and for all.

        • Low Mileage Pit Woofie

          Someone should tell them there’s a thin line between clever and stupid…

  • Low Mileage Pit Woofie

    For the record, Quentin, I tried watching Death Proof on three separate occasions, and fell asleep a third to a half way through it each time.

  • lars olsson

    one thing that bugged me over the movie was (It`s ) movements.
    First part of the movie it seems to be needing a line of sight and that the victim is in an open enviroment, to be able to attack .

    Middle of the movie it sneaks up behind the victim and starts attacking and ofcourse it took sometime until it came there as well.

    What i didnt get was why didnt it just wait outside the main door of the house and go in or attack when the door opened 😛

    But just nitpicking horromovies is made to have gaps the size of Dumbo in them , and i quite liked the movie except the whole swimmingpool bt that wasnt really what was needed for a showdown ,it could have been handled a bit better

    • derpityderp

      Why not just take the form of a friend or loved one like it did a few times in the movie? Why would it ever choose to look scary?

      I thought maybe it didn’t have a choice on what form it took but that wasn’t the case at all. It was able to take the form of a small boy to crawl through a small opening, able to look like a characters mother.

      I like ‘It follows’ but Tarantino is right with all of his criticisms.

      • Rick-Taylor

        My take is that IT is a barely conscious entity. IT isn’t human, nor fully knows how to behave convincingly like one. It is also not a mind reader, so, IT starts out as a random dead person, but can learn and emulate humans from the subject’s past through seeing pictures in the subject’s house, etc. If this virus knew how smiling and body language made people more comfortable and easier to catch, it would do that. But, like I said, it is barely conscious, like a zombie.

    • TheonetrueLee

      This is a really good post. If I hand’t already enjoyed everything else so much that would have brought it down some but I was just like “let’s just go with the flow”.

  • Porty Guil

    tarantino would’ve put 2 hours worth of pointless boring diaglogue in the movie like all of his movies

  • Psychopomp

    TBH the “mythology” is something explained by a character who is (I assume) meant to be a young teenager. He heard it from somebody else who was presumably also a young teenager and so on and so on.

    As has been discussed at length, “IT” is an obvious analogy to sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

    So, a young teenage girl turns out to be completely wrong about “IT”, basing all of her assumptions on stuff she heard from another young teenage boy who heard it from another young teenage boy.

    makes sense, no?

    When I thought about the cinema scene, I thought it was deliberately ambiguous, as in, he might have seen “IT” or the exchange could just have made him suddenly realise he was in a precarious situation (“never be in a building with only one exit”) and that he had to leave.

    I’ll have to re-watch.

  • Johnny

    I loved the part where “it” (Howard Stern looking guy) comes following into the bedroom. Now THAT scared the crap outta me!

  • brewers_rule

    “I got an idea for a horror film: it’s all about this cooze..Morning, day, night, afternoon. Dick, dick,dick, dick, dick,dick, dick, dick, dick.”

  • Ricardo Aviles

    Quentin, please SHUT the f*ck up.

  • Jeff Colico

    “People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories … They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.” – Steven Spielberg.

    thank U Steven. This movie is a perfect example. Most directors today have decided to ignore the basics acts: Act I: Setup, Act II: Confrontation, and Act III: Resolution.

    (spoiler alert) This movie is a 1 hour introduction. And has a tiny “end” that doesn’t add much information that the movie haven’t already given U and hour and a half ago (and was designed obviously for a sequel). That is all u got? WTF? U give the audience that poor idea and bam: that is the whole movie? A kid in highschool could write a better script. They must have written the whole script in a napkin.

    btw. that scene when they tried to electrocute that “thing” was like a 3 stooges episode. Hilarious. At least, I laughed at that part.

    • dirtysteve

      Who said it was dead?

  • Well, this is infinitely easier than trying to fix his own last half dozen movies.

  • anthony

    Total respect to Quentin but I disagree with the rule breaking part. The kids are trying to fight the creature with the knowledge they have at their disposal. Nothing is entirely definite about the being. We only really know it can only follow a certain person and its a curse that’s passed around. Plus when the being gets more violent I do think that’s its just lashing out against the kids.

  • dirtysteve

    It’s very clearly stated that ‘It’ likes to mess with it’s victims’ as well. It Is intelligent, and cruel.

  • madmanrm

    • Bryy

      I love how people are getting so offended and upset over this harmless Tweet.

      • madmanrm

        hahaha yeah, seemed like a nice tweet to me

      • theAC

        DRM must be over the moon that he’s getting attention from THE QT. And yeah, critique in kind. The fact that It Follows is one of QT’s favorite films must be exciting for new director. Kudos to the guy who makes a movie that gets Quentin talking about it.

  • Tadej Kupčič

    I thought the movie was terrible, and I was looking forward to seeing it so much.

    The intro was great, and there were some scenes which are kinda creepy (the tall guy coming in the room).

    But like Tarantino said, most of the movie didn’t make sense or follow any kind of logic, making the creature weird and stupid. The whole idea that it slowly follows you is pretty stupid, and you could do so many things to avoid it. Plus that one scene when she gets the girl and grabs her by the hair? Why did it grab her instead of killing her? Again, it made no sense. And the whole pool scene is just awfully bad and hilarious. What the fuck was going on? I felt like I was in a 50s comedy show.

    Camera work was also incredibly cheap. The way he uses the same shot multiple times through the movie where he spins the camera on a tripod, and you can see the camera twitching because tripod doesn’t turn around smoothly, it just looks so amateurish.

    Before anyone says I don’t get it – please, there is nothing to get. Get your head out of your ass, this movie isn’t deep or meaningful, it’s just a mess thrown together and pretentious people praise it because some critics did.

  • manubibi

    God, It Follows is so overrated. The only reason why people are raving about it is that it looks hipster and alternative and has an indie composer for the music, because I cannot believe anyone would fall for such a stupid plot and for such a stupid premise. Like the thing follows you around on foot? Okay, you can literally just keep moving from one place to another, and also this thing can’t go through doors… lol whatever. Unfriended was better, at least it was creative and something actually happened in it, as opposed as making you wait for something to happen only for the whole thing to be solved in the stupidest possible way. Anyway, It Follows is unbearably boring.

    • The conspiractor

      THANK YOU.

  • Breno

    Why is he starting to criticize everything now? Does he think he’s better than everyone else? He’s a better director and he’s gonna fix other people’s movies? Come on, just stop talking and do your own job and don’t worry about other people’s works.

  • Donald Duck

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,

    This is ‘It Follows’, not ‘Sh*t Follows’.

    Signed,
    fan

  • Skrub Tre

    Tarantino should give Robert Rodriguez some of this advice the next time he get’s ready to make a sequel to one of his films

  • Phendranah

    Far out Tarantino’s on a rampage. Settle down kid!

  • Meisha’s Taint

    It Follows I though was far better than anything Tarentino has done in all of the 2000’s. He is looking into things way to much you are not supposed to know everything it has to change and be unpredictable or it’s to easy to avoid. The nerd is not gorgeous by the way unless compared to Quinton……

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Hitler dying the way he does in Inglorious Bastards makes sense Quinton??????

  • mikal

    This is one of the worst movies ever released. Tarantino’s critique is a gift that this hack director should be paying him for.

    • TheonetrueLee

      You haven’t watched a lot of movies have you? Ha.

      • NightsKing

        Guess this asshole doesnt see the obvious 80s horror throwbacks in this movie. Its just like the terminator just with a less badass premise.

        • BigBaloogaJaxon

          Meh, I’m very well read and watched in almost every single genre. That doesn’t make me a special cupcake, but I didn’t like the movie either I have to say. I thought it was pretty self indulgent, meandering basically a hopeless mess. But lots and lots of people loved it. I get why people liked it, I can totally go outside of myself and see that there is a lot to like. It’s kinda like how a lot of guys think Jennifer Aniston is one of the most beautiful women out there. But there are a few (myself included) who would actually turn her down if there was even a chance with her. I can see that she’s healthy, clean, beautiful, and looks about perfect for most people; I am not that guy. She just doesn’t do it for me. Same with this movie. I thought it was just a mess from beginning to end. I kept wishing that damn soundtrack would just shut up. I get the freaking references/throwbacks to the old movies. But I want something different. Not sure what, but something. I’m going to keep hoping that my kind of horror movie comes along again, whatever that is. Fingers crossed! 😉

  • TheonetrueLee

    Below guy woke up on the wrong side of the bad. lol. Fantastic movie and I understand QT’s points but I wouldn’t change a thing. To be honest who watches movies that way anyways? Especially fantasy/horror. Sure if you view the thing 6 times in slow motion. I don’t know, I just feel sorry for people that can’t just enjoy a movie as a movie.

  • Justin Roberts

    I feel like QT was just bullshitting about a movie he liked, just like we all do. I don’t really think he was shitting on the film itself.

  • John-Clancy Power

    I disagree on the last point. Jay having sex with Paul would not have given them an advantage. “It” only follows one person at a time, so if Jay fucked Paul, she wouldn’t be able to see it anymore.. until Paul died, then It would come after her again.

    • Nick Greeley

      That isn’t true. Anyone who’s been previously followed can still see It. She still saw It after she slept with that other guy.

  • HoneyTree EvilEye

    My wondering is the first person who got the curse, which I’m imagining had to be placed on someone, would’ve been an easy kill not knowing what was coming after them. So I figure it makes no sense the thing is still running around, catch em when they’re taking a damn nap. Or I’d imagine it’d have been past onto someone who would refuse to pass a curse onto anyone else & would just keep moving. They die of old age & nobody that had it before them is alive or they’re too old to run & the curse becomes extinct. Hell, depending on when the curse started if we’re going back millennia & a nomadic person catches it they’re not really going to have much trouble ducking the damn thing. Just the fact that the curse is still around makes no sense but that’s why horror like this is best to never be looked deep into. Just take the damn thing at face value & enjoy it or don’t.

  • SXiPPY

    If Quentin has so much things he doesn’t understand and notes to make about someone else’s movie; why doesn’t he just make a flat out horror movie. I wouldn’t really classify “Death Proof” from “Grindhouse” as straight forward genre redefining horror.

  • Christensen

    he’s so fucking annoying

  • chien_clean

    Don’t get me wrong, Quentin is a jerk but this is all quite entertaining! lol We rarely see directors do that.

  • James Sunderland

    It was an excellent film,it had flaws for sure.
    How was that naked old man able to climb to roof of her house? His old balls would have gotten in the way and held him down.

  • Someone Somewhere

    Considering pretty much every QT movie is the same thing over and over, I’m not sure I value his opinion too highly.

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