If you like horror movies, you shouldn’t miss Current Evil, one of the best releases of the genre in recent years. The film has a really interesting and creative premise, betting on an atmosphere of tension from beginning to end and several well placed scares. The film is a real hidden gem in the Netflix catalog, and has everything to please even the most demanding fans of the genre.
Originally released in 2014 under the title “It Follows,” the film is the brainchild of David Robert Mitchell (The Mystery of Silver Lake), who serves as director and screenwriter.
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Chain of Evil was produced for just 1 million dollars, and secured a worldwide box office of 23 million. The film was also hugely successful with critics, and achieved an impressive 96% approval rating on the Rotten Tomatoes – which is a rarity for a horror movie.
We’ve explained everything you need to know about the plot and cast of Chain of Evil on Netflix below; check out.
What is the Chain of Evil on Netflix talking about?
The Evil Current’s premise is simple and creative. With a competent direction, the film manages to address all the story’s possibilities and its repercussions for the characters.
“Jaime ‘Jay’ Height, a 19-year-old college student, is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter,” says the synopsis of the film.
The film begins when Jay, played by Maika Monroe, decides to have sex for the first time with her new boyfriend Hugh.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
After the encounter, the protagonist discovers that she is the newest target of a fatal curse, transferred from victim to victim through sexual relations.
Jay quickly realizes that Death, personified as acquaintances or strangers, is always on the prowl, and will continue to terrify until the curse is passed.
Jay’s friends initially do not believe the protagonist’s accounts, but eventually begin to realize that sinister figures follow the character everywhere.
In this bizarre and frightening scenario, Jay and his friends must find a way to stop the curse – before it’s too late.
“Smart, original, and above all scary, Chain of Evil is a rare example of a modern horror film that works on multiple levels – and leaves a strong impression,” states the critical consensus of Rotten Tomatoes.
Who is in the Evil Chain?
The cast of Current of Evil is mainly formed by young actors from TV and cinema, who put on a show like the frightened characters in the film.
Maika Monroe, from the films Tau and Greta, plays Jamie ‘Jay’ Height, a 19-year-old college student, the protagonist of the film.
Keir Gilchrist (Atypical) is Paul Bolduan, one of Jay’s best friends.
Lilli Sepe (Spork) is Kelly, Jaime’s younger sister. Olivia Luccardi (Orange is the New Black) plays Yara Davis, Kelly’s best friend.
Daniel Zovatto (Fear the Walking Dead) plays Greg Hannigan, a neighbor of Jay’s who is interested in the character.
Jake Weary (Animal Kingdom) plays Hugh Redmond, Jamie’s ex-boyfriend who transmits the curse to the protagonist.
The Evil Current cast also includes Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams, Ruby Harris, Leisa Pulido, Ele Bardha and Ingrid Mortimer.
Chain of Evil is available in the Netflix catalogue; see the trailer below.