Watch This: Before It Follows, David Robert Mitchell followed kids on the last day of summer
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: With the fall movie season upon us, we wave goodbye to the warmer months with some of our favorite films about the end of summer.
The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2010)
David Robert Mitchell’s second feature, It Follows, received a lot of attention from critics and audiences; even as a modest-grossing horror movie, it was seen by several hundred times more people than his micro-released debut. But that film, The Myth Of The American Sleepover, is well worth seeking out. It has plenty in common with Mitchell’s more famous film: teenage characters, naturalistic dialogue, and widescreen compositions that feel, at some moments, as if they could be showcasing any suburb in America, but are in fact capturing Michigan. As such, Sleepover now plays almost like an It Follows prequel …