David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows uses sex as the vehicle for the film’s teens-being-haunted narrative. Flavorwire spoke to Mitchell earlier this year about his twist on horror tropes:
To me, it’s more about sex being a normal part of life. It’s the act of living that opens us up to danger. It’s not just about sex. It’s about life. It’s about dealing with mortality. I’m not denying there is a way of reading it. Maybe a preferred interpretation for me would just be: it’s the fear, at that age, of what that means and what you imagine that experience to be, and the fears that are connected. The fears of becoming an adult and entering the world, and all the things that follow that.