Netflix & Kill: Myth of the American Sleepover 


I’m rewatching It Follows again after seeing director David Robert Mitchell’s first feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover. Watching both close together illuminates themes the director seems to focus on: uncertain sexuality, awkwardness, nostalgia. 

Both films take place in suburban Detroit. Both feature retro vibes. And each has an awkwardly attractive cast. These are Harmony Korine kids pawing their way through a Lisa Frank dystopia. 


It’s been years since I’ve watched horror. I’m sensing a pattern here. Synth music. Twee final girls in 90s Gap grunge. Dispensing with exposition. The burbs. 

There’s a lot of admiration for Kubrick. Technique and style are at an all time high. But what happens when these novelties wear off? Will there still be anything to be afraid of?

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