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Film Theory: The ONLY Way To Beat The Monster From It Follows! (Scary Movie)

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It Follows brought a very original and terrifying monster to our screens. The Entity that once attached to you and follows until it can end you. The only way to save yourself is to pass it along to someone else... or is there another way? Is there a way to actually defeat the monster? Loyal Theorists, this will have to be one of my most clever solutions yet! Let's get SCARY!
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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Edward Earl Newton, Forrest Lee, Dan "Cybert" Seibert, and Koen Verhagen
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. Sierra Ace Extrordinaire

    Sierra Ace Extrordinaire

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    The Proclaimers: I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more- Vanessa Carlton: I'd walk a thousand miles- The Entity: hold my beer

    • God


      16 цагийн өмнө

      Sierra Ace Extrordinaire oof

    • Ollie Neil

      Ollie Neil

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Dead by daylight or it follows?

    • Beverly Hyland

      Beverly Hyland

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Why would he need someone to hold his beer? He's walking? lol

    • •Aqua and Violet•

      •Aqua and Violet•

      9 өдрийн өмнө


    • Diego Cantu

      Diego Cantu

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      Me a master rank hunter: *Sighs* I suppose it's a super powerful entity to scare away another... *Farcasts Wingdrake* Entity: What are you...- *Starts hearing Sora's and Fatalis theme* Also Entity: Understandable. I'll go haunt someone else.

  2. Sipherion Gaming

    Sipherion Gaming

    24 минутын өмнө

    I just realized matpats been making theories on spooky movies. I also realized it's Halloween. I don't know why I didn't realize this earlier.

    • Sipherion Gaming

      Sipherion Gaming

      24 минутын өмнө

      I say realize too much.

  3. RaulTheTank


    28 минутын өмнө

    Good thing I’m a virgin so. Good luck you all 😂

  4. MrHocotateFreight


    52 минутын өмнө

    So the creature follows you fornicate then peave? Heres the real solution then. 1. Immediately marry your partner 2. Divorce your partner after a bit 3. I'm pretty sure that's it

  5. Munique Rosset

    Munique Rosset

    Цагийн өмнө

    taylor swift me

  6. Foo


    3 цагийн өмнө

    skillshare? more like killshare

  7. Bill


    3 цагийн өмнө

    Imagine a prostitute getting it.

  8. VanLifeCrisis


    5 цагийн өмнө

    bang a hooker?

  9. Never Too Old Gaming

    Never Too Old Gaming

    5 цагийн өмнө

    Wait wait are we over thinking this? If IT needs a portal (window, doorway, tunnel) to travel through barriers (walls, fencing)....Why not just trap it in cement and build a wall around it for good measure? It can't go through a wall made of something tougher than what it possesses (flesh doesn't beat concrete). What can IT do when not in a physical body? Can it fly? Can it pass through solid objects? If IT can, then why does it possess a body at all? So IT must need a flesh sack to wander inside of? I would have loved to see a bit more lore in the video to come to a better conclusion Matty =)

  10. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant

    5 цагийн өмнө

    What if the entity speeds up the longer it has been since its caught a victim. Like an extra .5mph per month.

  11. Adrianne Samantha Ruma

    Adrianne Samantha Ruma

    6 цагийн өмнө


  12. Kardelen Kardelen

    Kardelen Kardelen

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Just call the foundation lol

  13. Dylan Smith07

    Dylan Smith07

    6 цагийн өмнө

    So can u do a theory on why annoying orange never dies.

  14. Alphenhous plays games!

    Alphenhous plays games!

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Mattpatt: It can be slowed and bleeds. America: *reloads*

  15. Fondant Swirl

    Fondant Swirl

    7 цагийн өмнө

    But what if it learns the pattern? It could just stay at your house for a day and then boom it’s right there.

  16. qopoy dnon

    qopoy dnon

    8 цагийн өмнө

    you know the asexuals were just dying of laughter after watching this movie

  17. Luinit X

    Luinit X

    8 цагийн өмнө

    Couldn’t you just try to get close enough while ricking your self but try to tie it up somewhere and just keep it in you basement or something

  18. Dice Roll

    Dice Roll

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Don't you mean whorror films.

    • qopoy dnon

      qopoy dnon

      8 цагийн өмнө


  19. GrimReaper 666

    GrimReaper 666

    10 цагийн өмнө

    I'll share the the video I swear!

  20. Ian Galicia

    Ian Galicia

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Use paint then call police

  21. Eric Dzikowski

    Eric Dzikowski

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Cool analysis, as always, but this movie is awful. It's slow, boring, and never, ever scary. I don't get why people are still talking about this garbage film six years later.

  22. DevinAsUsual


    11 цагийн өмнө

    Is this also factoring in the distance the monster walks while you commute? Or is that a negligible amount of time?

  23. Влатко Блажевски

    Влатко Блажевски

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Just go with a hooker or be a hooker once and that's it

  24. Homemade Cinema

    Homemade Cinema

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Or, you could just embezzle a couple million, buy a private island, start a farm on that private island, and electrocute the surrounding water 24/7.

  25. Ross Dredge

    Ross Dredge

    13 цагийн өмнө

    What if you managed to start a career as a long haul truck driver?

  26. Rubis Cubis

    Rubis Cubis

    13 цагийн өмнө

    now i wanna see the entity swim across the bermuda triange

  27. Hansel Finn

    Hansel Finn

    13 цагийн өмнө

    My mind: wait i thought this is nerd explained

  28. millymauve


    13 цагийн өмнө

    What would the entity be doing if you go into a rocketship up into space

  29. twisted 07

    twisted 07

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Just get your self arrested. I doubt it can get into your cell.

  30. Michael Wakefield

    Michael Wakefield

    14 цагийн өмнө

    scp-096 but he's a turtle

  31. Lucy Robledo-Vazquez

    Lucy Robledo-Vazquez

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Ahhhhhhh MATH it’s already following me in my classroom by the teacher

  32. D'KODA


    15 цагийн өмнө

    Hold up didn’t you say the entity rerouted it’s path earlier in the video? So while the concept in theory is good it’s a lot harder to do if it doesn’t exactly follow your path every time which if it took a different route once I’m sure it will do it many more times.

  33. Angi Waddington

    Angi Waddington

    15 цагийн өмнө

    I love this movie, love that it's actually filmed in my home state. Ive never heard Macomb pronounced May-comb. Usually it's pronounced Muh-comb. Still a fucking awesome video

  34. Kris Hisakawa

    Kris Hisakawa

    15 цагийн өмнө

    the entity is the spirit of forrest gump

  35. Menacing Duke 241

    Menacing Duke 241

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Me who is ACE: wtf is this?

  36. Unoriginal Youtuber

    Unoriginal Youtuber

    16 цагийн өмнө

    U fool just don’t die

  37. Nbsjfvihsfvvhisbvso


    16 цагийн өмнө

    Trap it in a cage, then go to a red light district and sleep with a prostitute on the other side of the world. Dump that cage in the middle of the ocean and by the time it gets out, kills the prostitute on the other side of the world, and makes its way back to you, you’d be long dead. Plus you could probably put a tracker on it without too much fuss when it’s in the cage so you’d also know if/when it ever got out

  38. Anna


    17 цагийн өмнө

    What about daylight saving time changes tho

  39. Chris Wolf

    Chris Wolf

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Matt I can some easier solution what will happen if they marry and make a baby like "see you dead" (I think second movie)

  40. A-chan


    18 цагийн өмнө

    Lesbian pyrocynical in the thumbnail

  41. Darian Hudson

    Darian Hudson

    18 цагийн өмнө

    while this would work, who says that the entity won't learn what you are doing and just wait at your house all day?

  42. Mohammed Mahmmoud

    Mohammed Mahmmoud

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Hol up What if u slept WITH the entity like shooting it with a dart gun or something that makes you sleep then do the deed

  43. Diogo Magalhães

    Diogo Magalhães

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Still faster than uber eats..

  44. Jet


    20 цагийн өмнө

    How does 'women empowerment' make teen pregnancies go down? The leftist feminist movement promotes promiscuity like no other

  45. X Alexis X

    X Alexis X

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Anyone else made note of that once you have "it" if we r the charachter in the movie, you need to keep doing that, like an addiction... an addiction that "follows" you around, an addiction you can not escape; only death can save you. Suprisingly very close to real life. The psychological mean of the movie might be representing a more realistic chain of events that I first though... Possibly "it" (the thing that follows) might actually be representing life itself, and this is just a simulation of how life works, if you have a problem you need to fix it rather than run away, for the problem will not disappear But hey, that's just a theory, A FILM theory. Thanks for reading ;)

  46. jakob vranjek

    jakob vranjek

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Yea you can go on roads but that doesn't mean the entity goes on roads it can go oofroad

  47. Im The Bonk

    Im The Bonk

    21 цагийн өмнө

    I'm from Poland and I'm very uninformed. Could someone explain 1:46 to me?

  48. Adam _tadashi

    Adam _tadashi

    22 цагийн өмнө

    why don't you just freeze him, does that work

  49. Kyuualiee


    23 цагийн өмнө

    I have a better solution DON'T HAVE S3X

  50. MZH Comedy

    MZH Comedy

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Never seen IT Follows, from Detroit, and 19 years old. Hmm...that's weird. Welp anyways a sexy girl named Jay invited me over her house so I got to go.

  51. Nick Kline

    Nick Kline

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Wait what if you just got it into the middle of a bunch of treadmills

  52. Gaming Gator

    Gaming Gator

    Өдрийн өмнө

    How to beat it follows, follow the follower around.

  53. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Matpat: you could do this forever 2020: ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT

  54. Kieran Gill

    Kieran Gill

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hear me out, how sick would a home alone theory be where he looked at the science and how many of the injuries sustained from Harry and Marv would have been fatal?

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Easy simple just do it with a pilot or an escort

  55. tiff taylor

    tiff taylor

    Өдрийн өмнө

    If I had shape shifting powers, I would turn into abandoned dogs owner. That finally came back for them.



    Өдрийн өмнө

    So this is the horrormovie version of this stupid killing snail meme

  57. Casper OG

    Casper OG

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hey I could see my house from that map

  58. SPODERMEN aka tingus pingus

    SPODERMEN aka tingus pingus

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Or be a good Christian child

  59. Miroslav Vujnović

    Miroslav Vujnović

    Өдрийн өмнө

    quick solution: be ace.

  60. Matthew marquicias

    Matthew marquicias

    Өдрийн өмнө

    What if i booked a flight to russia?

  61. Garry Price

    Garry Price

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I actually think this theory is a great movie plot

  62. Red Wyvern Emperor

    Red Wyvern Emperor

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    If I lived in US and learnt about this curse, just like Matt here, I would clock just how fast this thing moves. Then go on a vacation to Russia or China, go to local brothel and had a good night. And then... there's a seriously good chance that it's not my problem any longer. Girl I have fun with is now cursed. By the time the entity gets there, which is going to take a while, the curse is passed to another. And even if it gets there and kills someone, the girl I passed it along to will most probably give it to someone else before entity gets to her. There is a certain level of uncertainty, yes, but that is why I would do this trip at least twice a year and never to same location twice. That way, I can be fairly certain I am safe. And if anyone will start yelling at me that I should be a man and face the entity... like you would be some brave hero at that point. You would pass it along just as I would.

  63. The KrazyDerpDogg

    The KrazyDerpDogg

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I figured it out Have a one night stand with the Entity

  64. The Bread Robot

    The Bread Robot

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Jigsaw did nothing wrong! To Teen pregnancy and STDs

  65. FraggerLagger


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Moral of the story: virginity is cool, stay pure

  66. Mindy4Ever •

    Mindy4Ever •

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Question, Your theory is smart because you would have an idea About where the entity is but what if the main character where to Sleep With a prostitute? They would then Sleep With many other guys every day and many if thoose guys can be truck drivers. Bringing up how a 15 year old norwegian boy was the person to bring Aids up to Norway. He was a fisherman and at his first sail his collegues baught him a prostitute and after a while he got tired of sailing and started truck driving and on each stop he would buy a prostitute and spread it all over europe. What if we where to do the same With the entity would that work?

  67. Goattacular


    Өдрийн өмнө

    What about crippling its limbs to slow it down even more? Better yet, while it's incapacitated, wrap it in chains, put it in a crate that you fill with fast curing resin, then bury it in bedrock, fill it in with cement, and finally pave over it. Even if it somehow gets out, that would take a very long time, and it's still got mangled limbs that have healed into a deformed shape, making it have to inch worm everywhere.

  68. YesOrDie


    Өдрийн өмнө

    you could do this for the rest of your life or contact police and prove them there is a entity following you and let the military handle it..

  69. Starswirls planet

    Starswirls planet

    Өдрийн өмнө

    * laughs in asexual *

  70. jamie king

    jamie king

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Easy simple just do it with a pilot or an escort

  71. Prince Virgil

    Prince Virgil

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Honestly, if you were alright with it, give it to a dolphin/porpoise. The creature would never be able to catch them, and they screw pretty frequently, so you and everyone else are forever safe from it

  72. Yoda


    Өдрийн өмнө

    All I’m saying is I just moved to mother Russia And then once it gets to my house I will scream for my pet bear and then throw a blanket over it and watch as my beer malls the thing

  73. justin shimon karborani

    justin shimon karborani

    Өдрийн өмнө

    honesty if i had this std demon i would just hang myself or smash a hooker cause omg think of the gas money you're gonna spend

  74. Violet Vulpix

    Violet Vulpix

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    Question: If you did this, lived out most of your life without getting caught, and all the people it could get passed too are either too old to outrun it or already dead, does it just- disappear?

  75. Catalyst _

    Catalyst _

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Solution: Bonk with celebrities, they probably have high security which will give you much time to run your ordinary life, It would also be easier to keep track of their status wether they’re dead or not from the media.

  76. Mickel Kun

    Mickel Kun

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Matpat: Tells me to share the vid Me: likes and saves it to "watch later" instead

  77. ernesto saenz

    ernesto saenz

    Өдрийн өмнө

    dig 12 foot deep hole then yeet that boi in but make sure that it is a 90 degrees up and smoothed so it can't climb it then make cement pour in hole bam its stuck and can't get out and throughout the movie its not shown to have godly strength so its not getting out in at least your life time our the person that gave it to you

  78. bishopob


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I have a place on my property for such entities.

  79. bishopob


    Өдрийн өмнө

    1 problem. A plan the average 19 year old should follow is far too difficult for the average 19 year old. 😐

  80. Mr. Elf Ears

    Mr. Elf Ears

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I’ll survive. Hey matpat if you watch the CW shoe The 100 could you maybe work up a theory on it.

  81. Sara Abduljalil

    Sara Abduljalil

    Өдрийн өмнө

    So we just going to ignore the thing called ✨ Traffic ✨

  82. Do Ot

    Do Ot

    Өдрийн өмнө

    pass it own to the entity

    • Do Ot

      Do Ot

      Өдрийн өмнө

      im joking obviously

  83. Unknown Unknown

    Unknown Unknown

    Өдрийн өмнө

    America is reaching stage 5 of the demographic transition model Thats why birth rates are decreasing

  84. Invader Productions

    Invader Productions

    Өдрийн өмнө

    If the SCP foundation found out about it could they send it to space or something

  85. Ellie Best

    Ellie Best

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Virgins: HA.

  86. John Andalon

    John Andalon

    Өдрийн өмнө

    well why not sleep with the same person or get in a relationship with them so it isnt a one night stand??

  87. Iram Acebo

    Iram Acebo

    Өдрийн өмнө

    lol imagine the monster just jogging on the sidewalk.

  88. Ultimate Scripted

    Ultimate Scripted

    Өдрийн өмнө

    can some one give me the reddit or film theory cuz i be having some good ones

  89. Ultimate Scripted

    Ultimate Scripted

    Өдрийн өмнө

    the plot sounds like truth or dare and honestly can some one give me a moive ill actually get scared from i havent had a good jump since i was 9 lol

  90. puglord87 lol

    puglord87 lol

    Өдрийн өмнө

    A spray can of red paint, and a police station all ya need

  91. Dave 12121

    Dave 12121

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I would alert the authorities about that

  92. Bruist Senka

    Bruist Senka

    Өдрийн өмнө


  93. Marsh Walker

    Marsh Walker

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I guess i won't be dying anytime soon of this creature😀😀😀

  94. Esa K.

    Esa K.

    Өдрийн өмнө


  95. Ben Random

    Ben Random

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Nigahiga was way ahead on this one, in his how to survive a horror movie he proposed to make kids watch horror movies in school.

  96. Benson


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Simple. Snap its neck, then cut open the nape and rip out its spine. I don’t think it’s regenerating that, and even if it survives, it’s gonna move like an octopus on the ground.

  97. Zig Zag

    Zig Zag

    Өдрийн өмнө

    it follows part 2 will have the demon wearing those shoes with the wheel on the heel

  98. mini masih

    mini masih

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Michigan gang where u at

  99. Jerry Stone

    Jerry Stone

    Өдрийн өмнө

    What would happen if every person before you died and you die with the creature following you

  100. Jace Hastey

    Jace Hastey

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    Why not just buy a helicopter and just stay in the air for as long as possible