While the duo of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele maybe best known for their comedy in the titular Key And Peele, many will fondly remember their horror themed sketches that straddled the line between “funny” and “scary.” Need I bring up that creepy dying kid bit… So it only makes sense that post-show, Jordan Peele has written and directed his very own horror movie!
Titled Get Out, it’s a “speculative thriller” that was also produced by Peele in partnership with none other than Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind movies like Sinister and The Visit. The story follows a young African-American man, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) on a seemingly friendly trip to visit his white girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) family for the weekend. Chris can’t help but feel that her parents, Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford) have sinister intentions. From the look of things in the trailer, he’s terribly right. Jordan Peele had been touting his horror debut for a bit, wanting to use the genre to explore race relations, which he stated “hasn’t really been done within the genre since ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ 47 years ago.”
And while it’ll be very interesting to see how those social issues are explored, I’m especially curious to see how the horror aspects are explored as well. It appears that Chris will have to deal with some form of hypnotic or nightmarish terror from his girlfriend’s family that threaten to warp his reality and his mind. Adding a bit of a supernatural terror to underly the social commentary.
Watch the trailer here, Get Out will be released into theaters nationwide next year on February 24th, 2017!