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“It Follows” star Maika Monroe stopped by TheWrap’s offices to talk about David Robert Mitchell‘s creepy horror movie about a sexually transmitted haunting.

The genre film appropriately hits theaters on Friday the 13th following a year on the festival circuit, during which time it earned very strong reviews.

Monroe last spoke to TheWrap at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival where she was promoting “The Guest.” The rising starlet has parlayed her breakout success in these two films into roles in larger movies such as Sony’s “The 5th Wave” and Relativity’s “Tribes of Palos Verdes.”

Watch part one of TheWrap’s interview here. Watch part two here or scroll down.


It Follows star Maika Monroe talks beautiful horror movies, Chloë Grace Moretz – and getting into the dark zone. It Follows is being hailed as an instant horror classic but I hated it because I really don’t like being scared. Good, I like to hear that.

What is the ‘it’ of the title?

I don’t even know what it is. The writer/director David Robert Mitchell told me the idea comes from his nightmare. As a kid he had this constant dream of this thing following him. Sometimes it would be someone he recognised – a friend or family member – or people he didn’t know at all. They would follow him and you could run away but it would always be there.

Since I saw the film sometimes I think people are following me.

Yip, that tends to happen after you watch it. But I guess I’m only imagining it. You don’t know…

Is it more frightening that we never know who or what this relentless, ever-changing thing is and why it wants to catch and kill you?

It moves slowly so you have time to think about what’s happening. That’s the worst. The film has this dreamlike, hazy feel and it’s very elegant and simple. Where most horror movies are so loud and in your face with blood and guts, there is something quite beautiful about it in a terrifying way.

Can you still find a film terrifying if you star in it?

No, not really. It’s hard for me to watch and be able to enjoy it, which is kind of a bummer. I’m just painfully watching myself, thinking this was the most intense five weeks of my life.

Was it so bad?

The character goes to hell and back. Jay is a typical teenager, then she’s thrown into this insane situation and you watch her deal with it and come out a hero. Filming it, I’d always have my headset on with my music playing. I’d be in my own world to stay in that dark zone, since that’s where most of the movie takes place.

What’s on your dark zone playlist?

I was trying to think. I think I blacked out the process of making the movie. I’ve no idea, just some really dark, depressing music.


There you go.

You used to be a professional kiteboarder. Is that something more of us should take up?

It’s an up-and-coming sport. If you want adrenaline in a somewhat easy way, all ages can do it. There are people in their 70s and kids who are 12 kiting, my dad’s kiteboarding and he’s almost 60. You can learn tricks where you’re jumping 30 feet in the air or you can just be riding on a surfboard.

I have trouble just flying a kite so…

That’s a bad start.

Speaking of waves, you’ll be in the adaptation of The Fifth Wave, with Chloë Grace Moretz.

I just wrapped on that. It’s a really popular young adult novel. It’s pretty cool bringing a character from a book to life – I mean it’s a little stressful because you feel pressure from fans – but it’s exciting and it’s such a fun role. Who doesn’t want to play the kickass girl who’s better than all the dudes?

Your character Ringer is a weapons expert, so handy if anything starts following you again.

Exactly, so be scared. I’ll whip out my M4. I’m ready.


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It Follows Star Maika Monroe On The Most Chilling Thriller Of 2015. It Follows is looking to be the hottest, most horrific thriller of 2015, garnering five star reviews from every angle. Featuring a young, and up-until-now unknown cast, it stars Maika Monroe as Jay, a 19-year girl who has sex with her boyfriend, only to find that he has passed on a fatal curse – she will be relentlessly followed everywhere and anywhere. We meet 21-year old California girl Maika as she discusses her love for kite boarding, Australia and most of all scary movies.

Grazia Daily: So talk us though It Follows…

Maika Monroe: The director told me the idea came from a nightmare, it was a consistent dream that he had had as a kid. It was this ‘thing’ which would slowly follow him and it was always there and wouldn’t go away. He could run from it and try and get away from it but it would always be there and he had this feeling of dread.

GD: Have you got any recurring nightmares or situations that would make a good horror film?

MM: That’s a good question! I better start paying attention to my nightmares. I have nightmares all over the place and most of them are not even coherent, so it probably wouldn’t make a great movie.

GD:It’s looking to be one of the most buzzed about movies of 2015, how do you cope with the hype?

MM: It’s very odd! I don’t know, I never expected it and it’s been pretty amazing!

GD:But you started off as professional kite boarder?

MM: Yeah! My dad taught me when I was about 13 and so it kind of started from there and I fell in love with the sport. Acting happened when I was about the same age. I grew up doing dance and I think the production company contacted the dance group I was with and they needed young kids as background dancers so I kind of just fell into it by chance.

GD:What kind of movies did you grow up watching?

MM: I remember my dad showing me a lot of old films like One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the Shining. Those were movies that I loved, the old Star Wars as well. For me I read a script and I look at a character and if it is something that I am interested in doing then I want to do it.

GD:You sound very chirpy on the phone, but do you think you have a dark side that casting directors are seeing?

MM: I am drawn to those darker, weirder roles for whatever reason but I am a happy person! I think with everyone there is a darker side. I think for me it’s very easy to tap in to the darker side in roles and for whatever reason I find those roles more interesting

GD: How dark did it get on set? A lot of directors tend to do some horrible things to their actors…

MM: [Laughs]No we were lucky, we had a very nice director but there were definitely some very creepy places where we were filming which added to that tension. We were filming in Detroit so there were a lot of abandoned buildings and there were a lot of night shoots. There are all these plants, vines and trees are growing over these massive buildings and then you see houses that are burnt down and are just left there. It is quite a bizarre place.

GD: What do you imagine when you’re summoning those fearful looks during the scary scenes?

MM: I never really thought about how difficult it would be to make a horror movie at least as real as possible. I have never experienced running for my life (which is a great thing), and feeling that complete terror, so I guess you just have to try and tap into the darker places in your mind and then the other half is your imagination.

GD: Do you have an escape plan if that was to happen to you?

MM: I would get on a plane and go to Australia! It’s my happy place… Happy, happy, happy!

GD: So what are you working on at the moment?

MM: I just finished production on The 5th Wave which is a young adult novel with a pretty massive fan base so we’re turning that into a trilogy and then up next is a movie called ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes’ which is a dark drama. I play Ringer – she is the badass of the group which was really fun. There was a lot of training involved, which was probably one of the coolest parts. It takes place now, but in a really insane situation.

GD: Do you feel like you’re going to become Hollywood’s kind of ‘go-to’ action girl?

MM: I’d like that! I didn’t ever think about it, but hell yeah, I hope so!