In It Follows why can Hugh/Jeff still see the demonic entity even after he's passed it on to Jay? He sees it once in the empty parking lot immediately after he ties up Jay, and there is also a scene later in the film of him telling Jay and her friends that he DOES see 'it'.

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Follows "Hugh explains that she will be pursued by an entity that only they can see" Note the "they".
    – BCdotWEB
    Commented Jun 21, 2020 at 9:09
  • so the previously cursed people can only see it, while the currently cursed individual would be pursued by it, right?
    – huzied
    Commented Jun 21, 2020 at 9:42

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The rules are that everybody "infected" can see the entity, although it only targets one person at a time.

This is reiterated several times throughout the movie:

  • Hugh/Jeff can see it in the empty parking lot;
  • Hugh/Jeff explains it when protagonists trace him to his home:

Okay, even though it's following you I can still see it. It's not done with me either. Like I told you, all you can do is pass it on to someone else.

  • In a later scene Jay can see the entity when it's going after and killing Greg:

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