WTF? Ted Cruz mentions It Follows during GOP debate!

You can't make this shit up.

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Last night, early on in the GOP debate (which, for whatever reason, I actually was tuned into), my heart fluttered and my body felt frozen for a moment as I heard one of the candidates mention what may be considered the most popular indie horror film of the twenty-first century, It Follows. Junior U.S. senator Ted Cruz was referring to the fact that mainstream media outlets have no problems hiding their views, before going on to mention an article written by Frank Bruni of The New York Times that compares Ted Cruz to the demon from It Follows.

Here’s what he said:

You know, the nice thing about the mainstream media [is] they don’t hide their views. The New York Times, a few weeks back, had a columnist who wrote a column saying ‘anybody but Cruz,’ [and] that same columnist wrote a column comparing me to an evil demonic spirit from the movie It Follows that jumps, apparently, from body to body, possessing people. So you know, The New York Times and I don’t exactly have the warmest of relationships.

At the very least, It Follows director David Robert Mitchell seemed to show some appreciation for the press.

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  • Irish Batmin
    16 January 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Maybe more like the most popular indie horror movie of the second decade of the twenty first century…

    Also, the comparison is not inaccurate.